Sony are famous for make adverts for consoles without actually showing consoles, or indeed gameplay, and the latest advert for PlayStation follows that trend. It starts with a man in a small fishing boat but he is quickly joined by all sorts of fantastical sea craft and spaceships, all of which sail off the edge of the world and in to space.
I’ve had a look and can’t really see any nods to any specific games, there are Viking sail boats which could be a hat tip to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and a Chinook which could be Call of Duty I guess, but there doesn’t appear to be anything specific. There are a few quick shots of other humans but again they don’t appear to be from any specific game.
One thing the advert does have is amazing sound, very few things set off my ASMR at full power but the audio in the advert did, it’s very tingly!
Play Has No Limits is Sony’s new tag line, replacing For The Players, but there’s no mention of the PlayStation 5 console which was tagged on at the end of the last Play Has No Limits advert.
Sony has announced that a PlayStation 5 Showcase will be taking place on Wednesday September 16th, with the timings being 1pm PDT/9pm BST/10pm CEST. The PlayStation 5 Showcase will last for approximately 40 minutes and will include updates on the games and input from some of the development partners. We are also expecting the showcase to finalise the release date and price of the PlayStation 5, following the confirmation of release and prices from Microsoft for the Xbox Series X/S.
— PlayStation Europe (@PlayStationEU) September 12, 2020
Last week GAME had teased that PS5 announcements were to take place and pre-orders were to open but that information was incorrect. Residents in the United States can begin a new quest to secure a PlayStation 5 by registering for a pre-order direct from Sony. You will need to give them your PSN ID to sign up, but this does not mean you’re guaranteed a console.
There will be a limited quantity of PS5 consoles available for pre-order, so we will be inviting some of our existing consumers to be one of the first to pre-order one from PlayStation. Pre-order reservations will be taken on a first-come-first-serve basis, so once you get an invite via email, we encourage you to follow instructions and act fast.
If you do pre-register Sony will decide if you do get a pre-order invitation “based on previous interests and PlayStation activities.”
UPDATE: There’s a very subtle triangle, circle, cross, square in the background when the ships break through. Some people are also suggesting one of the airships is from Final Fantasy but it could equally by Jak and Daxter or just a generic airship design.