After missing E3, Sony finally decided to hold a State of Play to showcase new games for the Playstation 5. It is supposed to be held on July 8.
In a blog post by Sid Shuman, Senior Director of Sony Interactive Entertainment Content Communications, the State of Play was announced as featuring “30 minutes of indie and third-party updates, including a reality warping tour of Blackreef Island.”
The news comes after heavy speculation by leakers and game journalists predicting a Sony event, some even commenting that the event would be called “Sony PSX”. However, those rumours have been proven untrue by this announcement. However, the announcement hasn’t been very well received online, as fan favourite games such as the highly anticipated God Of War Sequel and Horizon Forbidden West are confirmed as not part of the State of Play.
The next generation of Playstation on VR has also been announced as not a part of Playstation State of Play. This seems to have cemented this particular showcase as a low priority one.
What has been confirmed is a new look at Bethesda’s Deathloop, which a combined Single and Multiplayer experience in a retro-future, the 60s inspired environment.
“Take on the role of Colt as you search for a way to put an end to a timeloop trapping Blackreef while being hunted by the island’s inhabitants.”
It remains to be seen if Sony drops any surprises at the State of Play, but as of now, it seems to be unlikely. It was also rumoured that the recent Housemarque acquisition was also going to be a part of the event, which was changed because of an as of yet unknown reason.
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