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PS5 news: Metal Gear title could be in the works; upcoming game lineup will be "compelling"; musical chairs for possible PlayStation 5 reveal

The PS5 console is expected to be revealed in June. (Image source: Concept Creator/LetsGoDigital)
The PS5 console is expected to be revealed in June. (Image source: Concept Creator/LetsGoDigital)
Metal Gear could be coming to the PlayStation 5 according to some detective work posted on Reddit recently. The Sony Corporate Strategy Meeting revealed little but promised a “compelling” PS5 game lineup, and the console reveal date continues its game of musical chairs as the popular June 4 prediction becomes less likely.
Daniel R Deakin,

VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb has been in the news lately thanks to his intriguing “Summer Game Mess” tweet that shared a timeline of a whole host of gaming-related events. One of those events, “June 2 – Mel Gibson picture”, has created considerable discussion of what the cryptic comment could mean. Recently, there has been some speculation that it could be pointing to an Xbox Series S console announcement, because of the Lockhart codename for the hardware being similar to that of the name of the Mel Gibson movie Braveheart.

However, many also believe it could be a clue about a future PS5 game, with both Mad Max and even Lethal Weapon being mentioned. But a rather good guess has come from u/PennyOhms on Reddit, who has posted a short video clip to suggest that a Metal Gear game for the next-gen console could be in the pipeline. The redditor sleuth discovered that the main character in 1990’s Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake was originally based on Mel Gibson. A Metal Gear title for the PS5 would certainly back the statement that there is a “plan to introduce a compelling lineup of titles soon”, which was basically the most exciting thing said about the PS5 during a recent Sony Corporate Strategy Meeting.

PlayStation fans desperate for a good look at the PS5 console still don’t know when it will be revealed, and it appears that the expectations around the June 4 prediction are in jeopardy. Once again, Jeff Grubb’s Summer Game Mess schedule is involved here, as it originally had a “Slate of PlayStation” event linked to this date, which was later edited to just read “PlayStation event”. However, that event, which many expected would include a PS5 reveal, has now been linked with the much vaguer timeline of “early June”. But the good news at least is that Grubb has specifically stated that the event is only moving by days and not weeks.

PlayStation 5. (Image source: Sony)
PlayStation 5. (Image source: Sony)
PlayStation 5. (Image source: Sony)
PlayStation 5. (Image source: Sony)
PlayStation 5. (Image source: Sony)
PlayStation 5. (Image source: Sony)

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@JeffGrubb (1/2/3/4)

Reddit

Sony Global (and pdf) and @Nibellion

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-05-19 (Update: 2020-05-19)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.