Sony Computer Entertainment Italy seems to be teasing something on its Facebook Page.
The message in Italian, that appeared on the header of the page, says “We have been naughty, and we’re proud of it. 6.01.14.” You can see it at the bottom of the post.
The teaser image, that for the moment appeared only on the Italian Facebook page, is related to the tradition of threatening naughty children with the gift of a lump of coal on Christmas and on the Epiphany holiday (which happens exactly on January 6th, when kids receive gifts and candy as well, even if normally smaller ones than on Christmas), which is particularly rooted in Italy. Only, the coal is shaped like a PS4 controller.
It’s also worth mentioning for those that live in North America that in Italy dates have the day first and the month second, so 06.01 means January 6th, not June 1st.
The tease could be related to Naughty Dog, considering that the word “Naughty” in Italian is included in it. Of course it could also be something else entirely, and you should consider it a rumor until an official announcement is made directly by Sony.
We reached out to Sony Computer Entertainment Italy to ask if they have more information to share, and we’ll let you know if we receive any relevant details.
Update: further evidence emerged showing that the picture may have very little to do with Naughty Dog, and is probably just a celebration of the Holidays, as you can read here.