Sony’s next big State of Play event is on the horizon, as the PlayStation nation is poised for “deep dives” into a wide range of upcoming titles. From when it all starts to what we can expect, here’s everything there is to know.
With the lack of physical events in 2021, the giants of the gaming industry have turned to online events to deliver the latest news. Following in the footsteps of the latest from Nintendo Direct eventSony is next in line for a great showcase.
State of Play broadcasts range from smaller indie events to blockbuster hardware reveals. This time around, Sony seems ready to focus on the upcoming PS4 and PS5 titles.
There were only four State of Play events through 2020 and each one focused on major developments for the PlayStation brand. You don’t want to miss the next live broadcast; this is how you can tune in.
When is Sony’s next State of Play event?
Sony secured dates for the next State of Play event in a Feb. 23 announcement. Everything is ready to stay alive Thursday, February 25 at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET / 10 pm GMT.
While no exact duration was announced, Sony expects the next broadcast to run for approximately “30 minutes or so.”
No different from previous events, this State of Play will be streamed live via the official PlayStation YouTube channels and Twitch. We have incorporated the transmission below for your convenience.
Sony confirms State of Play details
While no specific titles were mentioned, Sony confirmed that 10 games will be in focus throughout the next stream. These games will range from indie titles to third-party developments and even new game announcements.
The event won’t focus solely on PS5 releases either. Several of the titles on display will come to both PS4 and PS5, they confirmed in a recent blog post.
There will also be no emphasis on “PlayStation hardware or business-focused updates” throughout the stream; this state of play is about upcoming games.
What to expect from the next State of Play event?
Almost a quarter of the year, Sony still has a long list of titles for the next nine months. It’s safe to assume that this state of play could provide new looks at Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Deathloop, and even Returnal.
However, it is likely too early for considerable updates on Horizon Forbidden West or the God of War sequel.
However, with the new games to be revealed, anything is possible.
We haven’t heard from Bend Studio yet, Santa Monica Studio is rumored to be working on a second project, and of course Naughty Dog has been relatively quiet since The Last of Us Part II’s release. We may finally see the multiplayer update in action, along with a possible PS5 port.