has been curiously quiet about its subsequent a single…till now. The next State of Play is set for September 24, and armed with the knowledge of what Sony could show off, we’re expecting quite the show.So, here are our best guesses about what will, and what won’t, be part of the third State of Play.
Will We Get PS5 News at State of Play?
This question is, sadly, easy to answer — no. Sony’s PlayStation Blog post detailing the State of Play definitively states: “Don’t expect any updates related to our next-gen plans in this episode.”
So we won’t be getting Sony’s official first teaser video for the PS5, a name reveal (…if it’s not “PlayStation 5” I will finally, actually write a Kingdom Hearts parody of Hamilton), or any sort of launch details about the PS5.
Though, of course, if you’re like IGN’s own Adam Bankhurst, who thinks the five stragglers making up the State of Play date announcement are in fact a tease at PS5 actually being revealed, well, I hope that you’re not too disappointed come September 24.
Will We Get Death Stranding News at State of Play?
Unless Sony decides to do another State of Play so close to this one, let’s assume this presentation is its last big publicity push for PS4’s fall 2019 slate. And given that Death Stranding is the most prominent PS4 exclusive coming before the end of the year, it would be crazy for Sony not to include one final trailer or teaser in the State of Play.
Yes, we got over an hour of Death Stranding gameplay from TGS 2019, including a long, in-depth gameplay session and a look inside protagonist Sam Bridges’ room, but Sony would be remiss to not at least shout out this marquee game in its most mainstream presentation of the season. After so many mysterious, cinematic trailers leading up to Death Stranding, it would be a shame to not have at least one last (typically opaque) look at Kojima’s latest creation before its release.
Will We Get The Last of Us Part 2 News at State of Play?
This one is interesting. We know that a media occasion for The Final of Us Aspect two will be held on September 24, the exact same day as this State of Play. Quick of Sony announcing issues straight from that occasion, I’m inclined to say we probably will not see something substantial from the extremely anticipated Naughty Dog sequel.But, there’s nevertheless a likelihood for Sony to involve The Final of Us Aspect two in its State of Play. Two days soon after the State of Play and The Final of Us Aspect two media occasion is Outbreak Day, the in-universe day on which the cordyceps virus seriously broke out and brought on the apocalyptic nightmare we’re so familiar with from the very first game. Naughty Dog and Sony have normally celebrated the day with new merch and art. But, offered that this could incredibly nicely be the final Outbreak Day prior to The Final of Us Aspect two releases – if rumors of an early 2020 release hold correct – then it would look crazy not to mark the day with some new teaser from the sequel.
Will We Get Ghost of Tsushima News at State of Play?
I doubt it. Sony essentially has pretty a bit left to market by way of the finish of 2019. And even if each The Final of Us Aspect two and Ghost of Tsushima are coming out in 2020, rumors and common sentiment look to imply TLOU2 will be the very first out the door. Assuming Ghost of Tsushima is later on in the year, I do not consider Sony will start out hyping it so early on.
What Other Sony 1st-Celebration Games for PS4 Will We Hear About?
When Death Stranding has, understandably, dominated this year’s second half or PlayStation, it is not the only PS4-exclusive debuting this year.
The smaller sized-scale but wonderfully charming Concrete Genie is debuting on PS4 on October eight. From Sony very first-celebration group Pixelopus, I previewed Concrete Genie’s opening hour not too long ago and discovered it to be a serene, one of a kind, and intriguing expertise that I’m hunting forward to playing completely in just a handful of weeks.And, in partnership with developers Other Ocean, Sony is releasing a remake of the PS1 favored MediEvil on October 25, just ahead of Halloween.
Sony is also no stranger to publishing partnerships, like with the pretty entertaining Predator: Hunting Grounds coming subsequent year. So regardless of whether PlayStation decides to tease that game once more, or reveal yet another partnered exclusive (possibly we’ll ultimately come across out what Bluepoint Games is functioning on?), it wouldn’t be surprising to see Sony shore up its exclusive lineup for early 2020, also.
What PSVR News Will We Get?
The very first State of Play prominently featured PlayStation VR’s upcoming game slate. With practically all of these games now out (and several of them like Falcon Age and Blood & Truth incredibly entertaining to play), Sony would do nicely to highlight a couple additional PSVR games.
There is, of course, Marvel’s Iron Man VR, which opened the incredibly very first State of Play. It is nevertheless set for a 2019 release but has no precise release date. So I would anticipate a trailer right here confirming its launch date (I’d wager mid-October or mid-November), specifically given that I discovered Iron Man VR entertaining to play when we previewed it earlier this year.Rock Band developer Harmonix’s VR title Audica was also not too long ago confirmed for PSVR, and the lengthy-gestating Golem could ultimately come out quickly, so each are prospective candidates for a State of Play tease.
But with such a reasonably light lineup coming up, I wouldn’t be shocked if Sony confirms a handful of additional PSVR games when simultaneously not turning the State of Play into a PSVR-only showcase, offered that several criticized the very first State of Play for becoming just that.
What Third-Celebration News Will We Get?
The second State of Play opened and closed with third-celebration heavy hitters, Monster Hunter Globe: Iceborne and Final Fantasy VII Remake, when the very first State of Play ended with Mortal Kombat 11.
PlayStation is no stranger to relying on third-parties for bolstering its PS4 lineup, specifically in the fall and vacation seasons Sony and Activision’s continued Contact of Duty partnership with Contemporary Warfare tends to make that upcoming multiplayer shooter really feel like a lock.
And given that E3, EA has been surprisingly quiet about a marquee title, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. A trailer providing us a new appear at such an anticipated game (attached to such a beloved brand) similarly feels like a no-brainer.
Any Brand New Games?
Yes. The PS Weblog post says the State of Play will involve “new game reveals.” These could be something, but personally I’d like to see what ever Bluepoint Games, the developers behind the Shadow of the Colossus PS4 remake, have been up to given that.
And, with Insomniac Games officially now portion of the PlayStation very first-celebration fold, I am crossing my fingers for a new Ratchet & Clank game. (Yes, of course, I want additional Spider-Man games, and these really feel like a offered, but I do not consider this is the State of Play exactly where we’ll see Spidey two announced just however.)
With so a great deal on the horizon, PlayStation need to have no difficulty filling the 20 minute State of Play with games we all can not wait to play in the subsequent handful of months. Even if that implies a suitable PS5 reveal is nevertheless however to come.
What do you consider Sony will involve in the third State of Play? Let us know in the comments under, and be certain to keep tuned for IGN’s complete State of Play coverage, as nicely as for our weekly PlayStation deep dives on Podcast Beyond.
Jonathon Dornbush is IGN’s Senior News Editor, host of Beyond!, and is upset he will be busy