What did Sony show at their latest State of Play? Let’s find out, but if you want to watch the stream before reading what was there you can scroll down below the text.
Things kicked off quickly with news on Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time and some of the upgrades that will come to the game on PS5, including the use of the adaptive triggers and 4K graphics.
Then we got some more footage and news on the recently delayed Returnal, but now we have a new release date of the 30th of April.
The new IP, Knockout City, that was revealed during the recent Nintendo Direct, showed some more gameplay, accompanied by some commentary explaining some of the theory behind it.
Then we saw something new, a martial arts beat ‘em up called Sifu, with a release date of sometime in 2021.
Solar Ash, the 3D Platformer which appeared in the last State of Play made another appearance, showcasing some of the fast combat and platform-jumping you can expect if you decide to give Solar Ash a try when it comes out sometime later this year.
Five Nights At Freddy’s franchise entry ‘Security Breach’, coming to PS4 and PS5 was another game coming at some point in 2021. And that was followed by a look at Oddworld: Soulstorm, with a solid release date of the 6th of April, and Soulstorm will be coming to Playstation Plus to boot.
Kena Bridge of Spirits caught Stage-Select’s attention during the last State of Play, so it was nice to see more of the Adventure game here, and with a release date of August 24th. Kena will be available on both PS4 and PS5.
Deathloop, the repeating first-person shooter was shown again (with some strong language), nit the big news was Final Fantasy 7 Remake with all-new content involving everyone’s favourite materia-thief Yuffie. The new content is coming as Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Intergrade, and is upgraded for the PS5,so presumably will not be coming to the PS4, but if you already own the PS4 version of FF7 Remake then Intergrade will be available as an update when playing on the PS5, but the Yuffie related story content will still need to be purchased separately.
So that was the State of Play, and while it was nice to see some release dates, are release dates worth a whole presentation for them? Beyond FF7 Remake Intergrade and Sifu (which looked interesting) there wasn’t anything really new here. The word underwhelming comes to mind, and it certainly feels like Sony could have done more. I suppose we’ll just have to wait to hear more about Playstation VR 2, as well as proper details for what Sony has planned coming later in the year.