Rumor has it that later this week Sony and PlayStation will finally announce Project Spartacus – rumored to be Sony’s answer to Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass.
The service, said to be somewhere between PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now, could well be showing sometime this week if the rumors are true. It will reportedly debut with a nice lineup of “hit games from the last few years” and come in multiple tiers with the most expensive offerings, extended demos, and the ability to stream games too.
Then there’s the tweet Greg Miller posted last night saying suggesting it’s going to be a massive week for Sony and for Playstation.
But forget all that. Because there’s another important piece of information that caught our eye this week: Sony has officially registered a trademark for Knack in Japan.
The brand – first discovered by gematsu – was filed in Japan on March 19.
The listing simply refers to the word Knack, so it’s unclear at the time of writing whether we’ll be getting some kind of spruced-up PS5 collection of previous games, a new title, a reboot, or something else entirely.
Knack was originally developed by Sony’s Japan Studio, a company that was delisted from Sony’s studio listing on its website in summer 2021. There were reports that the studio had closed before that as well.
So if we’re staring down the course of a brand new crack game, who could make it? Well, Japan Studio was merged into Team Asobi (the folks behind the hugely popular Astro Bot games) in 2021… so we got to see staff at this studio putting their hand to the wannabe PlayStation mascot going forward.
So it could be a very impressive week for Sony – a new platform that offers its users games and something banging, all at once? We’ll be spoiled.
https://www.vg247.com/sony-trademark-knack-2022 As rumors swirl about a big week for PlayStation… Sony’s trademark crack