Sony has released an extremely vague teaser video for something that it will announce next week at the Gamescom trade show in Cologne, Germany. Featuring snow, ice, wind, and blood, the only specific information in the brief video is #PlayStationGC, shown at the end to provide a locus for our baseless speculation.
What could it mean? After we get the requisite The Last Guardian speculation out of the way, our best guess is that Sony will confirm the PlayStation 4 release of Until Dawn, Supermassive Games’ survival horror which has been largely MIA since it’s 2012 announcement. The game embraces slasher movie tropes by following a group of teenagers vacationing in a ski lodge (snow: check) while being hunted by a crazed serial killer (blood: check). What pushes Until Dawn into plausibility is that it appeared last month on a leaked list of games Sony will be bringing to Cologne (Gamescom: check).
The video could also allude to something having to do with the Snowdrop Engine that has been built for Ubisoft’s upcoming Tom Clancy’s The Division, but that seems less likely because the game is not platform exclusive. Sony will present at Gamescom on Tuesday, August 12, so until then let your imagination run wild and share your theories in the comments.