“To be honest, we’re already halfway through 2017…And that’s the nature of game development. No, I feel the lineup we have coming into the holidays this year – and GT will launch in the fall – I don’t know if you got to go to the pre-show [hands on event for media]? Well GT was heavily represented there on the floor. We think there is a lot of attention around that title from our company. And the stuff coming in 2018, all of that is coming in the first half of the year.”
So, now the real fun begins: the guessing game. We already know, God of War is shipping sometime in early 2018, so it’s likely not Q1. Which leaves Q2…but when in Q2? Well, Avengers: Infinity War is scheduled to launch on May 4th, so it might make sense to try and synergize with that. However, Red Dead Redemption 2 is poised to release sometime in that spring window, and you sure as heck don’t want to be near that. So it’s hard to guess.
It’s important to remember that game development and release dates are anything but a sure thing this far out. There is always the chance this game could be pushed back to later in 2018, and perhaps there is a good (or at least good enough) chance of that happening, and thus that is why Sony opted to only sticker it with “2018” during E3 2017 rather than provide any more specifics.