Two well-known industry leakers recently hinted at a possible delay to an unnamed first-party Sony title that fans fear could be Ghost of Tsushima. The rumor comes from Daniel Ahmad and Jason Schreier, two gaming insiders who’ve reliably leaked valuable information in the past.
Rumors Swirls About Unnamed Sony First-Party Title
The original tweet came from Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad at around 10:50 am UTC:
Looks like we might hear some unexpected news about a Sony first party title soon.
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) October 23, 2019
Initial responses ranged between optimistic and concerned. Some fans speculated about a possible delay, or even a brand-new game being announced.
It didn’t take long for Schreier, an editor at Kotaku, to get dragged into the conversation, making a coy joke about game delays.
No no – I don’t cancel games, just delay them. Even while I’m on paternity leave
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) October 23, 2019
While likely just a sarcastic retort, Schreier has been responsible for some pretty big leaks in the past.
Back in 2013, Schreier uncovered leaked documents surrounding the then-secret Fallout 4. He also reported on leaks for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, leading both Bethesda and Ubisoft to blacklist Kotaku.
It is not unreasonable to assume Schreier has an inside track on any new announcements and may be making a sly joke about them before they can officially be made.
Radio Silence Makes Ghost of Tsushima an Unfortunate Candidate
Speculation has swirled about which Sony title Ahmad was referencing, with The Last of Us: Part II and Ghost of Tsushima ranking as the popular candidates.
Both games were recently featured in possible leaks of cross-generation compatibility, but there are several reasons why Ghost of Tsushima is more likely to be delayed.
While The Last of Us: Part II has been enjoying a substantial marketing push over the past few months, information about Ghost of Tsushima has been notoriously sparse.
We’ve seen new trailers for The Last of Us: Part II as recently as last month, but Sony hasn’t unveiled any new Ghost of Tsushima material since the official teaser was released at E3.
With the next generation consoles coming soon, it’s entirely possible that Ghost of Tsushima may be pushed back to become a PS5 launch title – especially considering the alleged PlayStation 5 leaks from 4chan which made the rounds recently.