E3 goes all-digital again, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 could be announced this year, and Days Gone sold a lot more than people thought.
It’s been another pretty big day for Sony fans today, with stories regarding several of its biggest franchises. Days Gone’s sales figures were revealed by director Jeff Ross, The Last of Us Part 2: Director’s Cut and the rumored The Last of Us Remake could arrive before the end of 2022, and Horizon Forbidden West got a new trailer. There’s also some Star Wars and E3 news for the rest of you.
Insider Says The Last Of Us Part 2 Director’s Cut And Original Remake Could Arrive This Year
We’ll get the PlayStation stuff out of the way first and it looks like The Last of Us Part 2: Director’s Cut and the rumored remake of the original could launch as early as this year. This is according to insider Tom Henderson, who claims he’s heard from multiple people that The Last of Us Remake is “nearly finished.” Not much to go on other than that, but apparently The Last of Us 2: Director’s Cut and the game’s multiplayer could also launch at the same time.
Ex-Sony Bend Director Jeff Ross Claims Days Gone Sold Over 8 Million Copies In A Year And A Half
The Days Gone community has been whipped into a frenzy today. Days Gone director Jeff Ross revealed that the game sold over 8 million copies in a little over a year and a half, but claimed that they were made to believe that game was a “disappointment”. A pitch for Days Gone 2 was rejected, with many claiming Sony’s obsession with critically acclaimed blockbusters was the cause, and the calls for a sequel have intensified thanks to today’s news.
Horizon Forbidden West’s Latest Trailer Reveals New Tribes Riding Ancient Enemies
Our final Sony-related story of today is the news that Horizon Forbidden West has a new trailer that focuses on some of the tribes that Aloy will encounter on her journey. There are some familiar names like the Oseram and the Carja which appeared in the first game, although we also get a look at two new tribes – the Utaru and the Tenakth. We don’t know if there any more tribes to meet, but we only have to wait one more month to find out.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 Will Reportedly Be Unveiled Before E3
Outside of Sony, we’ve also had some news from trusted insider and GamesBeat reporter Jeff Grubb, who expects to hear about a sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order in a “significant way” before this year’s E3. Grubb also claims that Respawn has a penciled-in release date for the end of this year, although that could slip into 2023 if things don’t go smoothly. A sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is likely, but not many expected it to potentially drop this year.
E3 Will Be Online in 2022 For Obvious Reasons
Speaking of E3, we also found out today that E3 2022 will be an online-only event this year due to rising concerns over Covid-19. This marks the second time that E3 has been forced to shift online and feels like the death knell for in-person events going forward. In fact, there are even reports (from author and video game business analyst Mike Futter) that E3’s in-person event had already been canceled prior to the Omicron variants surge in the US.
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