PS5 news: Metal Gear title could be in the works; upcoming game lineup will be "compelling"; musical chairs for possible PlayStation 5 reveal
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.
I wrote about the Summer Game Mess and updated the calendar.— Jeff Grubb (@JeffGrubb) May 18, 2020
June 4 PS5 event is moving (probably to eff me), but it's a matter of days not weeks.
Xboxing Day is still same week.
These things change. https://t.co/MDkP3r8rkp pic.twitter.com/FwUc8NyFVi