This secrecy is so weird.
There's been a weird divide with how game announcements have been.
Either waiting until it's basically gone gold to announce the release date/or in some cases the game itself. Like the GTA Trilogy (disaster that it was) was announced a month before launch. Mass Effect trilogy was a more reasonable 6 months I think, and the release date was announced like 3 months prior to launch. And Demons Souls's release date was announced like a month and a half before it came out.
Or announcing way too early. Like this star wars game is coming out in like 2026 if you're lucky. Nothing else to share right now.
It's very weird. On the one end they don't seem to be announcing stuff until they're 100% sure it'll hold, and on the other end some things are early to help with recruiting.
There's not as much normal middle ground as there used to be.