Summer Game Fest 2022 is kicking off soon, and the rumour mill is abuzz with claims about what could be announced. While we already know that games such as the eagerly anticipated Modern Warfare 2 are appearing, Geoff Keighley could have plenty of exciting surprises up his sleeve. Huge games such as God of War Ragnarok and Overdose – which is allegedly Hideo Kojima’s new horror game – along with the Last of Us Remake could all get a showing at Summer Game Fest.
God of War Ragnarok is one of the biggest games of the year, but fans looking forward to Kratos and BOY returning haven’t had an update in some time.
The last time God of War Ragnarok made an appearance was at last September’s big Sony PS5 games event.
As we enter the second half of this year, and with God of War Ragnarok due out some time in the next two quarters, fans are hoping – and expecting – some kind of news this summer.
Sony recently held a State of Play event but that was focused on third-party games, and seeing as PlayStation is a partner for Summer Game Fest it’s thought some Sony announcements have been held back for the Geoff Keighley-fronted event.
One leaker who appeared to tease an upcoming announcement on God of War Ragnarok was Millie A.
The entertainment media data analyst recently shared a GIF saying “we’re overdue a date” in the run-up to Summer Game Fest starting.
While this could refer to many games, fans replying to the tweet have taken this to be referring to God of War Ragnarok.
Further signs of the latest action adventure from Cory Barlog getting a showing at Summer Game Fest was also see the day before the event is scheduled to take place.
The PlayStation Store listing for God of War Ragnarok received an update in the run-up to Summer Game Fest taking place, which could be a sign that fans will soon get an update on the follow-up to 2018’s critically acclaimed PS4 game God of War.
Just prior to the recent State of Play where Final Fantasy 16 featured the PS Store page for that Square Enix JRPG got an update.
Elsewhere, this week has seen a huge surprise leak drop – with in-the-know leaker Tom Henderson posting an article that allegedly has details on Hideo Kojima’s next game.
It’s been claimed the Metal Gear mastermind’s next game will see him return to the horror genre he dabbled in with the incredible PT teaser for Silent Hills.
The next Hideo Kojima game is allegedly called Overdose and will star Margaret Qualley – who was in Death Stranding and is known for her roles in Netflix’s Maid as well as The Nice Guys.
Given how Keighley’s The Game Awards events were previously used to showcase Death Stranding, it seems likely Summer Game Fest could be the place Overdose makes its first official showing.
Alternatively, Overdose could appear at this weekend’s upcoming Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase as Kojima’s next game is rumoured to be an Xbox exclusive.
On the topic of horror, the partner list for Summer Game Fest could hint at another eagerly anticipated reveal.
Bloober Team are confirmed as featuring during Summer Game Fest, and The Medium makers are rumoured to be working on one of three secret Silent Hill projects in the works.
Given how much demand there is for a new Silent Hill, Summer Game Fest could be the perfect place to announce the return of the beloved, classic Konami survival horror franchise.
Elsewhere, it’s rumoured that the Last of Us Remake could also get announced at Summer Game Fest.
This news was sparked by leaker The Snitch, who recently leaked the full State of Play before it was aired.
Following on from this accurate leak, the Twitter user posted a cryptic message in the run-up to Summer Game Fest.
The Snitch tweeted: “PART 1 – 02.09.2022”.
Alongside this was an emoji for both a console controller and a PC, indicating this game will launch on both formats.
While this tease is very cryptic, fans have taken this as a sign about a remake of the Last of Us Part One.
This project is rumoured to be in the works and if it does release this year will be coming to the PS5 ahead of the highly anticipated Last of Us TV series dropping next year.
Another big announcement that could happen at Summer Game Fest is news on Hollow Knight Silksong.
Rumours of Hollow Knight Silksong appearing at Summer Game Fest were sparked after an interaction on Twitter between Geoff Keighley and a member of Team Cherry – the Hollow Knight devs.
Keighley at the start of this week posted: “There’s nothing like the feeling of seeing a good world premiere arrive in your inbox.”
To which Matthew Griffin, who works on marketing for Team Cherry, replied: “I approve of the tease.”
As always with rumours, it’s best to take claims with a big pinch of salt.
But fans don’t have long to wait to find out if there is anything to these rumours as the big gaming event is hours away.
Summer Game Fest is taking place on Thursday June 9 with a start time of 7pm UK time.