Sony is apparently sending out invitations to certain US media outlets for an event on the 2nd of May. Those invitations hint towards something new “in the world of Xperia gaming”. They’ve got Gameloft and someone from Major League Gaming there too, apparently.
Since there hasn’t been any rumours or leaks concerning an Xperia Play 2, it’s assumed that this is likely to be a new service rather than new hardware but nothing is certain. We would hazard a guess that, since a major mobile gaming partner and a representative of the world’s most prominent competitive gaming organisation are in attendance, there might be something to do with a tournament or something to appeal to hardcore gamers.
The invitation features a picture of the Xperia Play. As many of you will know, the Play was launched before Ericsson was streamlined out of Sony’s smartphone division. It was not a large success. Perhaps this event is going to reinvigorate the device or perhaps it is going to replace it. We’ll know next week.
Update: We’ve had word from the team organising this event that there will be no new product announcement. This is an event “intended to preview a new initiative launching in partnership with Major League Gaming and Gameloft.”