Just before the end of February, Sony decided to host another live stream from State of Play. This time, State of Play focused on showing “deep dives” in 10 upcoming PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 games, including Returnal and the surprise announcement of the PS5 edition of Final Fantasy VII: Remake – Intergrade. Now that the dust has settled, we have a full breakdown of all the new games and news shown during the State of Play stream.
Ahead of the live stream, Sony released a set of updates on the status of PS5 and the future of PS VR, and with the announcement of this stream, we can expect to see more known and unannounced games. To set expectations, SIE Senior Director of Content Communications Sid Shuman took to the PlayStation Blog to clarify that the livestream will include “announcements of new games and updates on some of the independent and third-party titles he last viewed. time at the June PS5 presentation. “
State of Play Announcements:
Final Fantasy VII: Remake – Intergrade – PS5 Edition Reveal
The final reveal of the State of Play stream was the announcement of the PS5 edition for Final Fantasy VII: Remake, which will be a free update for current owners of the PS4 edition. In addition to the full game, which now runs in 4K, the Intergrade version will also have numerous quality of life updates, including improved load times, additional difficulty modes, and a new photography mode. Additionally, the Intergrade Edition trailer revealed a new playable mission starring Yuffie, the brave ninja from the original FFVII, now making his remake debut. Yuffie’s scenario will be a separate DLC.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake PS5 Free Update Available June; Yuffie stars in the content of the new story
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time – PS5 Edition Reveal
The latest game in the Crash Bandicoot series is coming to PS5. Now with native 4K and 60FPS, the Crash 4 update will allow PS4 players to upgrade to the PS5 edition at no additional cost. The PS5 edition of Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will be released on March 12.
Returnal: Game Preview
Housemarque’s new PS5 roguelike showcased a new gameplay video showcasing the game’s fast-paced shooting combat and procedurally generated levels. In a surprise twist, Returnal also leans heavily toward psychological horror, revealing a moment when protagonist Selene discovers a mysterious house that looks like her old childhood home.
PS5’s return aims to capture the horror of being stuck in a time loop
Knockout City – Game Video
Revealed during the February Nintendo Direct, Knockout City is a brand new team-based dodge-brawler game in which rival gangs face off in a competition for control of territory. Knockout City will release later on May 21 for all platforms, including PS4 and PS5.
Game reveal: Sifu
Revealed during state of play, Sifu is a new action game that resembles classic martial arts action movies, with a twist of Chan Wook-Park’s Oldboy. During the reveal trailer, we saw the main character use his abilities to defeat enemies with grabs, swift blows, and ferocious kicks. Sifu, developed by Sloclap, the makers of Absolver, will be released on PS4 sometime in 2021.
Absolver Dev’s New Game Revealed During State Of Play; Coming in 2021
Solar Ash: Game Reveal
The next game from Heart Machine, the makers of Hyper Light Drifter, is Solar Ash. Set in an alien world, you will explore the mysterious landscape using your parkour skills to overcome obstacles and defeat hostile life forms. Solar Ash is scheduled for release sometime in 2021.
Hyper Light Drifter Studio gives us a closer look at Solar Ash’s game
Game Reveal: Five Nights At Freddy’s: Security Breach
The next game in the horror franchise Five Nights at Freddy’s is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 this year. Security Breach is a first-person horror experience in which you will have to evade the wandering animatronics that seek to kill you during the night. The game reveal showed sequences that were similar to games like Amnesia and Alien Isolation, which appears to be a puzzling change of pace for the series.
Five Nights At Freddy’s: Security Breach PS5 Gameplay Revealed
Kena: Bridge Of Spirits: Game Trailer
Scheduled for release on PS4 and PS5 on August 24, the developers of Kena: Bridge of Spirits showcased a new trailer for the high-fantasy adventure game showcasing combat and exploration in its vibrant and colorful world.
Kena: Bridge Of Spirits launches on PS5, PS4 this August
Oddworld: Soulstorm – Gameplay Trailer
The latest video of Oddworld’s return showed what’s to come in Abe’s new adventure. The game, which will be released on April 6 for PS4 and PS5, showcased some of the familiar platforming and exploration of classic games, but now with new visuals and an expanded plot that focuses on Abe’s journey.
PS5’s Oddworld Soulstorm will be free on PS Plus when it launches in April
Deathloop: game trailer
The latest Deathloop gameplay trailer focused on Colt’s perspective caught in a time loop. Coming from Arkane Studios, Death Loop shares the DNA of games like Prey and Dishonored, but in its particular case, it leans heavily towards a more shocking and fast-paced style. Deathloop is scheduled for release on May 21 for PS5 and PC.
Deathloop Gets A Sleek New Trailer On State Of Play
The period before the current situation:
News of this livestream comes shortly after Sony confirmed that the PlayStation VR will have a second iteration, this time with a new controller and single-cable connection design. The company also recently announced that PlayStation-exclusive Days Gone is coming to PC this spring. PlayStation said that more titles could also be coming to PC in the near future. Unfortunately, not all of the PlayStation news in the run-up to the event was positive. The company will reportedly largely end original game development at its Japan Studio.
Sony stated that the live broadcast will last around 30 minutes. He also said that “the PlayStation hardware or the business-focused update” will not appear; This live stream from State of Play focuses on “great games coming out in the coming months.” This means that we do not anticipate surprises in the long term. However, given that the games were already delayed this year, it could mean that the release schedule is starting to look a little less sterile. It’s unclear exactly what awaits us, but we hope to learn more about the game launch in the coming months. If you are still looking to grasp the state of the game, this is the best way you can and how to watch it. The State of Play broadcast will be posted at 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET on Twitch and YouTube today, February 25.