Big Sega News Teased For This Week In Famitsu

The summer is usually home to big game announcements, and some of them may be coming with or without E3.

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The summer months are usually home to big video game announcements, and even without the presence of E3 this year we're still expecting plenty of them. Sega appears to be preparing something big that will debut in the Japanese magazine Famitsu, according to one of its writers.

Gematsu reports that Japanese technology journalist Zenji Nishikawa teased a "huge scoop" coming to the weekly magazine. He compared it to the scale of the PlayStation 5 exclusive that hit Wired last year, and later confirmed that it involves Sega. The announcement is said to be coming on June 4, just after the 60th anniversary of the company.

Other Japanese industry-watchers have since chimed in with some more details, mostly on what the announcement isn't. Analyst Daniel Ahmad cited a Chinese source who shot down rumors that the announcement involves Sega working with Microsoft to rebrand and launch Xbox Series X in Japan. Consultant Serkan Toto added that the tease never mentioned Microsoft, and pointed out that the journalist isn't known for being a fabulist.

June 4 may shape up to be a big day for the games industry in general. Aside from Sega's announcement, Sony has announced a PS5 reveal event for the same day. That will include the first gameplay from the next-gen console.

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