Rounding out a huge day of news for PlayStation is an update from Sony about the next State of Play showcase, which will be live this Thursday, February 25. The event will exclusively feature deep dives about upcoming games as well as new game announcements.
The State of Play format has been utilized since 2019, efficiently serving as Sony’s Nintendo Direct equivalent. A Destruction AllStars-focused stream essentially counts as the most recent State of Play, having released in the lead up to the online game’s launch on the PlayStation Plus.
Provided all of the PlayStation buzzes that made the rounds throughout the day, the announcement of a new State of Play showcase seems rather fitting. After a few months of patent-related rumors and speculations, Sony started the day with the first details about its next-gen PlayStation VR device. Shortly thereafter, the tech giant shared the delay of Gran Turismo 7 to an unspecific date in 2022, news that’s sort of taken a backseat to Days Gone’s imminent arrival on the PC.
A recent PlayStation Blog post hints at plans for the next State of Play showcase, which will be aired this Thursday, February 25 at 2 PM PST. The 30-minute stream will feature updates and deep dives on 10 upcoming PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 games.
According to the blog post, such details will comprise of new game announcements, in addition to new details on third-party titles and indie projects featured during the PlayStation reveal showcase last June 2020.
What the audience should not expect are updates about the PlayStation hardware and the business side of the company. This upcoming State of Play, which Sony plans to host on its official YouTube and Twitch channels, will exclusively focus on “great games set to come out in the months ahead.”
What new game announcements PlayStation may have in store is anyone’s guess, but it appears a chunk of this week’s broadcast will revolve around revealing updated details on known titles. Considering its late April due date, Returnal, A PlayStation 5 exclusive being developed by Housemarque, might get a deep dive footage. More details regarding Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart, Kena Bridge of Spirits, and Deathloop can be expected as well.
Since Horizon Forbidden West won’t be releasing until later this year, the much-anticipated sequel probably sits out during this round. And though PlayStation fans are crazy to receive even a bit of news about God of War Ragnarok, that endeavor might also sit on the sidelines during this week’s upcoming State of Play.