Just before the end of February, Sony decided to host another State of Play livestream. This time, State of Play focused on showing “deep dives” on 10 upcoming PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 games, which include Returnal and the surprising announcement of the PS5 release of Final Fantasy VII: Remake – Intergrade. Now that the dust has settled, we have a complete overview of all the new games and news that were shown during the State of Play stream.
Before livestream, Sony released a set of updates on the state of the PS5 and the future of PS VR, and with the announcement of this stream, we can expect to see more games that are known and unannounced. To set expectations, senior director Sid Shuman of SIE took content communication to the PlayStation blog to clarify that livestream will include “new game announcements and updates on some of the third-party and indie titles you last saw in the PS5 showcase in June.”
Announcements about the condition
Final Fantasy VII: Remake – Intergrade – PS5 Edition Reveal
The latest revelation of the State of Play stream was the announcement of the PS5 release for Final Fantasy VII: Remake, which will be a free upgrade for current owners of the PS4 release. In addition to the entire game, which now runs on 4K, the Intergrade release will also have many quality of life updates, including improved loading times, extra difficulty mode and a new photo mode. The trailer for the Intergrade edition also revealed a new playable mission with Yuffie, the lucky ninja from the original FFVII, who is now making his debut in Remake. Yuffie’s scenario will be a separate DLC.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake PS5 free upgrade coming in June; Yuffie stars in new story content
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time – PS5 Edition Reveal
The latest game in the Crash Bandicoot series is coming to PS5. The update for Crash 4 now runs on native 4K and at 60FPS, and allows players on PS4 to upgrade to the PS5 version at no extra cost. The PS5 edition of Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time launches on March 12.
Returnal – Gameplay Sneak Peak
Housemarque’s new PS5 roguelike showed off a new game video showing the game’s fast-paced shooter, and the procedurally generated levels. In a surprising twist, Returnal also leans strongly into psychological horror, revealing a moment where the main character Selene discovers a serious house that resembles her old childhood home.
PS5’s Returnal aims to capture the horror of being caught in a time loop
Knockout City: Game Video
Knockout City was unveiled during Nintendo Direct in February, and is a new team-based dodge-brawler game that sees rival gangs face competition in grass control competition. Knockout City will be released later on May 21 for all platforms, including PS4 and PS5.
Game Reveal: Sifu
Revealed during State Of Play, Sifu is a new action game similar to classic martial arts action movies, with a touch of Chan Wook-Park’s Oldboy. During the revelation trailer, we saw the main character use his skills to take down enemies with grips, quick strikes and violent kicks. Sifu, developed by Sloclap – the creators of Absolver – will be launched on PS4 sometime in 2021.
Absolver Devs new game revealed during game state; Coming 2021
Solar Ash: Gameplay Reveal
The next game to come from Heart Machine, the creators of Hyper Light Drifter, is Solar Ash. Set in an alien world, you will explore the mysterious landscape using your parkour skills to overcome obstacles and defeat enemy life forms. Solar Ash is set for release sometime in 2021.
Hyper Light Drifter Studio gives us a closer look at Solar Ash gameplay
Game Reveal: Five Nights At Freddy’s: Security Breach
The next game in Five Nights at Freddy’s horror franchise is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 this year. Security Breach is a first-person horror experience where you have to avoid the roaming animatronics that want to kill you at night. The game’s revelation revealed sequences similar to games like Amnesia and Alien Isolation, which seem to be a nervous change in the pace of the series.
Five Nights At Freddy’s: Security Breach PS5 Gameplay Revealed
Kena: Bridge Of Spirits: Gameplay Trailer
Set for release on PS4 and PS5 on August 24, the developers of Kena: Bridge of Spirits unveiled a new trailer for the fantastic fantasy adventure game that showed the battle and exploration into its lively and colorful world.
Kena: Bridge Of Spirits launches on PS5, PS4 in August
Oddworld: Soulstorm: Gameplay Trailer
The latest video for the return of Oddworld showed what will come in Abe’s latest adventure. Set for release on April 6 for PS4 and PS5, the game showed some of the familiar platforms and exploration from the classic games, but now with new images and an expanded plot focusing on Abe’s journey.
PS5’s Oddworld Soulstorm will be free on PS Plus when it is released in April
Deathloop: Gameplay Trailer
The latest gameplay trailer for Deathloop focused on the Colts’ perspective being captured in a time loop. Coming from Arkane Studios, Death Loop shares DNA from games like Prey and Dishonored, but in its special case it leans heavily into a more punchy and fast-paced style. Deathloop is set for release on May 21 for PS5 and PC.
Deathloop gets stylish new trailer on State of Play
Introduction to game status:
The news of this livestream comes not long after Sony confirmed that PlayStation VR will get a new iteration, this time with a new controller and a wired connection design. The company also recently announced that PlayStation-exclusive Days Gone will make its way to PC this spring. PlayStation said that more titles could also find their way to the PC. Unfortunately, not all of the PlayStation news in the introduction to the event was positive. The company will reportedly largely end the original game development in Japan Studio.
Sony stated that the livestream will clock in at around 30 minutes in length. He also said that “PlayStation hardware or business-focused update” will not look like. this State of Play livestream is focused on “great games that are going to come out in the coming months.” This means that we do not expect any long-term surprises. With games already delayed this year, however, it may mean that the release schedule is starting to look a little less fruitless. It is unclear exactly what is in the store, but we hope to learn more about games that will be released in the coming months. If you still want to capture the State of Play, this is the best way you can and how to watch it. The State of Play stream goes live 14 PM PT / 5 PM ET on Twitch and YouTube today, February 25th.