With a “Live From PS5” advertisement highlighting its games and a more plentiful supply of systems for the coming year, Sony launched a significant marketing campaign today.
There was a tease of something previously unreleased in addition to real-world exhibitions and a commercial with news anchors handing off to correspondents as they reported on characters like Kratos and Atreus and Spider-Man.
Sony commended gamers for their patience on the PlayStation site as it dealt with “unprecedented demand for the PS5 system amid worldwide obstacles,” a reference to how difficult it has been to get a PS5 in the last two years. But now, things ought to be different.
If you’re trying to buy a PS5 console, it should now be considerably simpler to obtain one at retailers throughout the world, according to Sony.
In the one-minute ad (see below), Spider-Man is seen swinging through skyscrapers as a news story is broadcast “live” from Manhattan. This is a trailer for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, which ought to be released this fall.
There are then montage clips for games like Stray and Gran Turismo, as well as advertisements for Horizon, God of War, Final Fantasy 16, Ratcher & Clank, and Returnal. However, beginning at 0:43, there is a brief sight of a scene from an unidentified currently released film (via VGC).
The image depicts a young girl approaching an artefact while carrying a candle in a cave. The attire don’t suggest Lara Croft, but rather another renowned tomb raider, as she is carrying a bag and appears to be unarmed. Nathan Drake’s and the Uncharted video game series’. But who else could it be if it’s not Nathan Drake? Uncharted 4 spoilers are forthcoming.
We jump ahead in time and take charge of Cassie, the adolescent daughter of Nathan and Elena, in the concluding chapter of Uncharted 4. We gather antiques and treasures from earlier excursions as she wanders about their area. Could Cassie be here then? A hint about a new, as of yet undisclosed Uncharted that might have Cassie as the main character?
Head of Naughty Dog The Nathan Drake saga is over, according to Neil Druckmann, although a new story might be written for a younger audience. Druckmann stated last week that Naughty Dog had “moved on” from the Uncharted series but that this doesn’t exclude another team from taking over the project.
The timing of it all makes it much more tease-worthy. With Druckmann’s remarks about Uncharted garnering media attention, and now this strikingly Uncharted-like advertisement. It’s intriguing information, and we’ll be watching this storyline closely in case any further Uncharted-related information surfaces.