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Sony announced that the next State Of Play showcase will be broadcasted tomorrow, and assures players that this one is centred solely around the games arriving for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in the months ahead.
A spontaneous announcement, to be sure, but one we welcome as it will spell out Sony's intentions for the first half of the year. "The show is clocking it at 30 minutes or so, give or take," said Sid Shurman, senior director for SIE content communications, in the post to the PlayStation Blog.
Ten titles will feature in the presentation, offering updates on third-party and indie titles that we saw in June 2020. "And a quick note: there won't be PlayStation hardware or business-focused updates in this show," continued Shurman. This is a little curious, given the fact that Sony showed off the next generation of PlayStation VR yesterday, and it would have been an excellent opportunity to explore what might be possible with the souped up specs of the PlayStation 5.
But, I'm not in charge of Sony, and the State Of Play will shed a little light on the exciting games that are on their way to the console which is what gamers sorely require. It could be argued that the line-up of exclusives for the PlayStation 5 was... sparse upon launch, and actually, the best time to leap from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 is now. Although Sony hasn't stated which titles will shine in the spotlight this evening, we're able to form some suggestions based on what we saw in The Future of Gaming showcase and the criteria that they must be cross-generation third-party or indie games.
Resident Evil Village is likely to feature, as it will launch in May, but I don't imagine that it will be the meat and potatoes of tomorrow's show. It only recently got a demo on the PlayStation 5, and there have been a fair few interviews and features with Capcom on the development of Village. On the other hand, the adorable action-adventure Kena: Bridge of Spirits is scheduled for March, and it'd be lovely to get more gameplay from Ember Labs. In April, Outriders arrives for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, and yes, it does look like Destiny mixed with Mass Effect: Andromeda. And, you know what? I like that. Plus, it's a co-op RPG, which will carry us through those gloomy showers while we're stuck indoors.
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