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PlayStation State of Play Rumored for February, Could Feature Hogwarts Legacy

Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_), a credible Twitter leaker, revealed that Sony may be planning to hold a State of Play event this February.
Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_), a credible Twitter leaker, revealed that Sony may be planning to hold a State of Play event this February. / SONY

Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_), a credible Twitter leaker, revealed that Sony may be planning to hold a State of Play event this February. According to suggested information around the event, some of the properties to be showcased include the next God of War—Ragnarok—as well as more details about Horizon Forbidden West and a potential preview of the notorious Hogwarts Legacy.

"The current rumor is that the next Sony event looks like it could be in February based on this month's media events and past PlayStation dates," Henderson wrote in a tweet published on Sunday, Jan. 9.

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The following day, Henderson published a video concerning the rumors on his YouTube channel. He clarified that, while he was making an assumption, the structure of recent media events has led him to believe there are two major media events on Sony's calendar this month—leading to speculation that there could be a State of Play coming soon.

Essentially, once the media is given access to certain information about a game, that preview tends to serve as an indication that the studio is ready to reveal more about their game. He named Grand Turismo 7 and Ghostwire: Tokyo as the titles featured in both events. Additionally, with both Sifu and Horizon Forbidden West releasing in early to mid-February, he predicted that the State of Play would likely be in "very early" February, specifically Feb. 3.

Henderson's allegation that the State of Play will be "big" stems from information regarding Warner Bros' readiness to talk about Hogwarts Legacy. The company, he claims, was happy with the lack of firestorm around the Harry Potter film franchise reunion on HBO—referring, of course, to the blatant transphobic comments made by series author J. K. Rowling over the past few years as well as her persistent battle with transgender individuals and activists on social media.

"That leads me to believe that there is the potential for this State of Play to be a pretty big one compared to ones we've had in the past," He said.

DBLTAP cannot confirm the State of Play or its proposed broadcast date at the time of writing.