Sly Cooper listings suggest potential return for PlayStation 5

Is Sanzaru Games getting the gang back together?

Sly Cooper Thieves In Time

It’s been years since the Sly Cooper franchise stole fans’ hearts on the PlayStation. But it looks like that may soon change, as a pair of retail listings suggest that a new Sly Cooper game is in the works, possibly for PlayStation 5.

Both Instant Gaming and Press-Start posted listings for Sly Cooper 5, but with unofficial PS4 artwork. However, each state that the game is coming sometime in 2020.

The Sly Cooper platforming/action series initially got its start with Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus on PlayStation 2 in 2002, developed by Sucker Punch. Following a pair of successful sequels, the developer moved on to InFamous while Sanzaru Games took over for Sly’s debut on the PlayStation 3, Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time. For good measure, it also ported the hero’s original adventures to PS3 with The Sly Collection.

A trailer for Sly’s most recent adventure

But it’s been a good 7 years since we’ve seen Sly make the rounds. A CGI-animated film has been in the works for some time but doesn’t currently have a release date.

To add fuel to this potential rumor, Sanzaru Games did recently state that it was interested in a Sly Cooper return. Speaking with PlayStation Universe last month, lead designer Mat Kraemer said they “would love to come back to that world.” However, he advised the fans to “let Sony know,” as nothing was in the works.

For now, take the retail listings with a grain of salt. But Sly’s return to the PlayStation 5—or even the PlayStation 4—would certainly be a welcome one.