Everything Sony Showed At The Latest Big PlayStation Event

Everything Sony Showed At The Latest Big PlayStation Event
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Sony aired its latest State of Play today focusing on smaller indie games and once again showing off its timed-PlayStation 5 console exclusive Deathloop. The company promised there wouldn’t be any big news at the event, but even so, it was bit of a snooze-fest.

We got a smattering of new game announcements, release dates, and trailers, but nothing that fundamentally changed the outlook for games on the PS5 and PS4 in the second half of this year. I was hoping for at least one or two small surprises after Sony skipped out on E3’s all-digital return, but the relatively quiet showcase seems par for the course at this point following the global pandemic’s upending of the video game industry these last 16 months. Here’s what Sony did show:

A Moss: Book II is in the works.

Ratatouille’s cousin Stuart Little is back in a new PSVR adventure. Cute! Hopefully he finally finds his motorcycle.

Arcadegeddon is a new hero shooter out today in Early Access.

From the makers of Predator: Hunting Grounds and Friday the 13th: The Game. This bubbly Splatoon-looking multiplayer game gets a full release on PS5 and PC in 2022.

We saw more of Tribes of Midgard.

The isometric action game looks nondescript but pretty. It’s out July 27 and will hopefully tide me over until Diablo II’s remaster.

FIST is a slick looking side-scroller.

The cast looks straight out of Star Fox, but meaner. The game comes to PS5 and PS4 on September 7.

The battle royale cash-in isn’t over yet.

Hunters Arena Legends is a live service dress-up brawler where you fight demons and other players coming leaving Early Access on PC and coming to PS4 and PS5 in August as part of PS Plus.

SIFU still slaps but has been delayed.

Originally planned to come to PS4 and PS5 sometime this year, the latest brawler from the makers of Absolver will be out sometime in 2022 instead.

JETT: The Far Shore has not been delayed.

The new moody sci-fi adventure from the makers of the spectacular Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is still on track to come to PS4 and PS5 before the end of the year and I can’t wait.

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles is a mouthful.

Despite the hype I have not paid a lick of attention to the popular Demon Slayer anime. Sega’s video game adaptation has me intrigued though. It’s out October 15 on PS4 and PS5.

Lost Judgement’s dog looks like a good little boy.

We got a new trailer for the crime thriller sequel to 2019’s Yakuza spin-off Judgment. It looks like more Judgement.

The PS5 version of Death Stranding arrives September 24.

Hideo Kojima’s “Director’s Cut” will include new story missions, combat mechanics, and a racing mode. It’s $US10 ($13) to upgrade from the PS4 version and cross-save will be supported.

Just let me play Deathloop already!

About a third of the showcase was dedicated exclusively to a demo for the upcoming immersive sim from Microsoft’s Xbox Studios. It still looks Arkane-y as hell and it wasn’t delayed again. But I don’t want to hear another thing about this game until it’s in my hands and I’m actually playing it.

Comments

  • of this list the only one that gave me the buy, buy, buy feels was Death Stranding. Simply because an improved PS5 and all new content for like $10US sounds all kinds of brilliant.

    • Charging $10 for next gen features is just bullshit and greedy. What happens if the new content is shit and I just want the 4K/60fps? Bad luck, you have to pay for Sony to tick a box!

      MS gave us a free next gen update with gears, get on board Sony. But I guess as the platform leader you can keep gauging your fans….

      • Wouldn’t the price be on KP?
        Sony’s the one who’s been giving us alot of the paid PS5 upgrades for free already.
        (Fingers crossed they flip Death Stranding too)

    • Yeah, what better way to stick it to Sony than contributing to the demand of the PS5?
      Take that Sony!!

  • I keep telling myself I won’t play Death Stranding again but I really want to see what that crazy mofo has in store.

  • A lot of these look great!
    Tribes of Midgard, Jett, Fist, and I have to say I would definitely give Hunters Arena a crack.

    • That is English…..
      If the usage of the word slap bothers you then so should using the word nope.

      (Of course if you have recently replaced Emmanuel Lewis as head English dictionary officiate I profusely apologise, your lordship)

  • That Demon Slayer games looks like something I’d scrape off the bottom of my shoe, but blander. Those backgrounds were just room after room of nondescript brown and if that’s the what the protagonist sounds like in the anime I’m stoked I haven’t bothered watching it.
    Nami, hope you are doing well brother!

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