E3 haven’t seen Sony take part in their annual show in over three years, and while their presence was definitely missed this year, we still can look forward to PlayStation’s next State of Play soon. From the game’s in focus to when it all goes live, here’s everything there is to know.
E3 2021 is done and dusted with, and we got an ample amount of news about exciting games releasing over the next year or two. From BOTW 2 to Starfield, there’s plenty of upcoming games to get excited about.
However, PlayStation was once again absent from 2021’s show, opting to continue to stay out of the conference since their last appearance in 2018.
Instead, Sony has opted to go with separate State of Play broadcasts to highlight the biggest titles. With the next major broadcast now locked in, here’s a rundown on everything to expect.
When is PlayStation’s next State of Play?
Sony has confirmed that the next State of Play broadcast is locked in for Thursday, July 8. The latest stream will be kicking off at 2PM PT | 5PM ET | 11PM CEST | 7AM AEST (July 9).
The July 8 broadcast is set to run for roughly 30 minutes in total.
July State of Play streams and schedule
As per usual, the latest State of Play event will be streamed live across PlayStation’s official Twitch and YouTube channels.
Headlining the broadcast this time around is Bethesda’s upcoming FPS Deathloop. A nine-minute gameplay sequence will be shown for the first time.
Additionally, this State of Play will also feature updates on various indie games and upcoming third-party titles.
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Sony specifically addressed God of War Ragnarok, Horizon Forbidden West, and the next generation of PSVR in the announcement, confirming that none will be featured during this stream.
Future State of Play games
While the new State of Play is primarily focusing on Deathloop, Sony made note of various titles that won’t be on display. With this in mind, here are some of the bigger names that could instead have their moment in the spotlight during a later State of Play broadcast.
God of War Ragnarok
The highly anticipated sequel to the massive hit God of War has was first teased last year, and now a recent Sony presentation has hinted it may be coming later this year.
There is a lot to talk about with this game, as from the title alone we know Kratos and Atreus are going to be venturing through the end of the world, or better known as Ragnarok.
So, here’s hoping we see some official gameplay and a release date at a future State of Play.
Horizon Forbidden West
Although we just got a showcase for this game during May, we can expect Sony to reveal more about one of their flagship titles in the near future.
After all, Horizon Zero Dawn was one of the best games the PS4 had to offer, and there’s no doubt fans are hoping the next one will live up to the hype.
One of the launch titles of the PS5 was Spider-Man Miles Morales, though many claimed this game was merely a DLC rather than a brand new Spider-Man title.
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Now, fans of the fantastic superhero are looking for more Spider-Man — and a sequel to the original game could be in the cards for Sony.
Sony’s next State of Play is now locked in and we’re amped to hear about everything that’s in store. We’ll be sure to update this piece throughout the year as future State of Play events are confirmed.