Now that the dust has begun to settle after Sony finally revealed the PlayStation 5 during its Future of Gaming stream, I think it’s time to ask an all-important question – where the heck were all the SEGA and Atlus games?
During its near 1 hour and 15 minute stream, Sony revealed over 25 games, including the likes of Grand Theft Auto 5, Gran Turismo 7 and a new entry in the Ratchet & Clank series. Noticeably absent was SEGA and Atlus, which is somewhat strange given the two companies close ties over the past couple console generations.
Heck, we even thought Sony might reveal that Crash Bandicoot 4 would be a potential launch title, but our lovable marsupial was nowhere to be found. It wasn’t until Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest stream on June 22 was the new Crash title revealed. Not only is the game coming to PS4 this October, but it’ll also be the first Crash title to be cross-platform as it will also be available on Xbox One.
OK, enough about Crash, let’s get back to SEGA/Atlus. We know SEGA must have several titles in development for the PS5, so why wouldn’t they use the opportunity to showcase some of those games during Sony’s stream, which at this time has nearly 13 million views?
Surely, SEGA has a next-generation Sonic title or a litany of Yakuza games they plan on porting over (why not the entire Yakuza series, remastered yet again in one bundle?) to the PS5. And why couldn’t Atlus show off a new Persona game or possibly a spin-off?
Going further with that logic, we think there are two likely reasons why SEGA/Atlus decided against showing anything during Sony’s PS5 stream:
- The games just weren’t ready, and this wouldn’t be all that surprising, especially given the fact SEGA recently stated they wanted to give more development time to Sonic titles in hopes of raising the quality, but surely they could have shown something, right?
- The other reason is they have plans to reveal their line-up elsewhere, very likely during the upcoming Tokyo Games Show, which will have an online-only showcase in late September.
In any case, time will tell if SEGA should have jumped into the Future of Gaming stream, but we’re definitely looking forward to what the company will show when they eventually reveal their hand.
Here’s a list of every game announced during the PS5 stream:
- Grand Theft Auto 5
- Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Gran Turismo 7
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
- Project Athia
- Sackboy: A Big Adventure
- Destruction Allstars
- Kena: Bridge of Spirits
- Goodbye Volcano High
- Oddworld: Soulstorm
- Ghostwire: Tokyo
- Jett: The Far Shore
- Solar Ash
- Hitman 3
- Astro’s Playroom
- Little Devil Inside
- NBA 2K21
- Demon’s Souls
- Resident Evil Village
- Horizon Forbidden West