The tease is scheduled to be revealed in next week's Famitsu
The tease is scheduled to be revealed in next week's Famitsu

If this new tease is to be believed, it looks like next week is set to bring with it a pretty significant announcement for the world of gaming.

Japanese technology journalist Zenji Nishikawa has hinted at a "huge scoop" during a live stream on YouTube. The news is set to be published in the 4th June issue of Weekly Famitsu, where Nishikawa has a regular column which focuses on digital tech.

He describes the news as "a world premiere article", one that will rival Wired's exclusive scoop on the PlayStation 5. His comments start at 2:07:41 in his live stream (with thanks to Gematsu for the translation):

My column in next week’s issue of Famitsu is crazy. I got a huge scoop… It’s a world premiere article. And an exclusive. It may not be Nikkei or Weekly Bunshun, but if you want to know if it’s a scoop that big…it totally is! It’s a scoop from a game company that everyone loves. An insane scoop. Last year, Wired got the exclusive story on PlayStation 5, right? Other media didn’t. It’s that level of a scoop. I interviewed a certain company’s executive and technical staff, it’s really revolutionary… really, it’s a revolution.

It’ll be in Famitsu next Thursday. I already sent in my manuscript, so the proofs are being made now. It’s a scoop on a level that when the story comes out, other media will make a fuss to the company like, “Why didn’t you let us cover it?” Maybe people will say, “Who was the first to break that story?,” “It was Zenji Nishikawa, right?” It’s a scoop as major as the PlayStation 5 scoop. I just wanted to say that in advance.

I can’t say [anything more] here, but it’s OK for me to tease it (laughs). I was told that it’s OK to do so at various meetings. It’s being talked about in other places. Just not by the media. It’ll rile up the games industry.

He stopped short of confirming who or what the scoop might be about, but some viewers noticed that Sega seemed to be accidentally name-dropped. After realising this, Nishikawa reportedly said, “Did I say Sega? Then it’s Sega," also going on to say that the announcement is not a Dreamcast 2.

Naturally, then, we'll have to wait until next week to see what all the fuss is about. 3rd June does happen to be Sega's 60th anniversary - something the company has been celebrating all year - so it's possible that any large announcements could be scheduled for that time.

What do you think it could be? Let us know in the comments below.

[source gamestalk.net, via gematsu.com]