Sony PS4 State Of Play News Roundup: Everything Announced

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Now Playing: PlayStation's State Of Play Brings Another Look At Final Fantasy 7 Remake And More - GS News Update

Sony's stream is now over, and despite lasting just over 10 minutes, this State of Play featured a fair number of announcements. The event started out with a look at the upcoming Iceborne expansion for Monster Hunter World before diving into looks at some new and previously announced games. An asymmetrical online action game based on the Predator is coming from the developers of Friday the 13th: The Game, while we got a trailer and release date for MediEvil.

Most notable was the new trailer for Final Fantasy VII's PS4 remake. There had been some speculation that the game--which we've heard little from recently--would show up, and it capped off the presentation as we got to see some cutscenes and brief gameplay clips. We didn't get a release date or anything of the sort, but Sony did promise more would be shared next month, presumably during Square Enix's E3 press conference. Check out a roundup of news (and a replay of the event) below. Capcom subsequently held a stream for Monster Hunter World where we learned even more about the DLC expansion, including that a bundle with Iceborne and the base game is coming.

State Of Play News

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Sony's next State of Play livestream event is happening today, with a few different announcements of interest to PS4 owners planned. The brief presentation will only last about 10 minutes, and that time will give more details on the PS4 remake of MediEvil and an unannounced new game. The livestream event takes place later today, Thursday, May 9, at 3 PM PT; you can see the start time in various timezones below. You can also watch the event through the livestream embed below or on the PlayStation YouTube channel.

In giving word about this presentation, Sony set expectations for what's coming during it. Specifically, it made it clear one thing that won't be shown. Don't watch this stream for any new information about the next PlayStation--presumably to be named the PlayStation 5--because Sony has made it clear that's not what this brief event is about. Fortunately, we have already gotten a surprising amount of information about the system, given that its release is likely quite far off. Sony has shared specs and some of its vision for the PS5, which no one was expecting.

This is the second-ever State of Play, and Sony's approach to these announcement streams has been very similar to Nintendo Direct presentations. The first State of Play in March was a good deal longer, and included announcements or new glimpses of eight games. That included several PSVR reveals, including the announcement of Iron Man VR and No Man Sky's upcoming VR update.

Sony State of Play Stream Start Times

  • 3 PM PT
  • 6 PM ET
  • 11 PM BST
  • 8 AM (Friday, May 10) AEST

These individual State of Play streams may be where we hear most of Sony's announcements this year, as the company has dropped out of E3. SIE Worldwide Studios head Shawn Layden explained that the company feels the event hasn't necessarily kept up with the changing needs of the industry.

Though it won't be at E3, though, it has already started sharing its plans for the next generation, making it the first company to the starting gate. Those plans include backwards compatibility with PS4 games and a re-commitment to support PSVR. Read up on everything we know about PS5.

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ListerofSmeg

I find it utterly hillarious they skip E3 because they have nothing to show and then fail to see the irony of their first two State of plays. That shit could have been uploaded as per the usual indie trash they usually upload. Why did it need its own trumpet fan fare?

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I_P_Daily

Its not surprising Sony is skipping E3 as these "state of plays" are very lol worthy.

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BarcaAzul

Much preferred this one. It was much more interesting. The last was a right let down. FFVII remake and away looked interesting

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BarcaAzul

I hope they have something interesting this time and not just VR

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Mraou

"We are Sonyfornia and we will censor all the Japanese games! We hate Japanese developers!"

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BDRTFM

Not wasting my time on these. 10 minutes. Pffft. Their longer first one was boring. Can't see a 10 minute one being any different. Can't believe they replaced this for E3 this year. Think I'll just wait for Gamespot to tell us what they said and showed.

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videogameninja

Really not a huge fan of how Sony’s last State of Play event unfolded and I don’t have much confidence that this next installment will deviate too far from what gamers already got a taste of.

With that said, news of a new MediEvil is always a welcome thing but hopefully there is more to get gamers excited seeing as how these little “snippets” of gaming news are taking the role of Sony’s more traditional format of a big E3 conference.

Guess we’ll find out.

-WIN US OVER SONY! NINJA APPROVED-

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BarcaAzul

@videogameninja:

Not sure I'll watch it live at midnight this time, especially after the first one was so poor