Sony's next State of Play to reveal new PS5/PS4 titles this Thursday

State of Play returns this week with brand new PlayStation announcements.

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It’s been a while since Sony has hosted a State of Play, the broadcast event where the company shares news about PlayStation and upcoming games for the system. This is set to change, as Sony has announced State of Play will return this Thursday, with more news and details on games coming to the PS4 and PS5.

Sony shared the news with a Tweet and post to the PlayStation Blog. The next State of Play will go down this Thursday, February 25, at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET on PlayStation’s official YouTube and Twitch channels. Sony is keeping specifics under wraps, but gave us an idea of what to expect from the broadcast.

“This Thursday, a State of Play broadcast will serve up new updates and deep dives for 10 games coming to PS4 and PS5, including new game announcements and updates on some of the third-party and indie titles you last saw in June’s PS5 showcase,” the post reads. The show is set to run for 30 minutes, and will include 10 different games, which totals out to roughly a few minutes to talk about each individual title.

They also specify that several of the titles will be third-party games and indies that we saw at the PS5 showcase last year, meaning it may not be a first-party heavy event. Sony also teases new game announcements, so we could be in for some delightful surprises. The blog post ends with a disclaimer that there won’t be any hardware or business focused updates during the show. If you were hoping to hear about a massive PS5 restock, or the newly announced next-gen PSVR headset, you’ll have to wait a while longer.

It’s been a busy day for Sony, as the company also announced that Days Gone would be coming to PC this Spring, as well as the fact that Gran Turismo 7 has been delayed to 2022.

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    February 23, 2021 3:05 PM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, Sony's next State of Play to reveal new PS5/PS4 titles this Thursday

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      February 23, 2021 3:01 PM

      PlayStation State of Play stream on Thursday 2/25 at 2pm PT covering 10 upcoming PS4/PS5 games

      https://www.polygon.com/2021/2/23/22297976/playstation-state-of-play-february-2021-date-start-time-ps4-ps5

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        February 23, 2021 5:24 PM

        I'm looking forward to more PS5 games.

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      February 23, 2021 3:55 PM

      Wonder what we shall see.

      The only game that I know for a fact is a Sony exclusive that was announced back in 2018 but not revealed is from SuperMassive.

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        February 23, 2021 5:39 PM

        Just guessing:

        Returnal
        Deathloop
        Ghost wire Tokyo
        Ratchet
        Horizon Forbidden West

        Will be in those 10. I’m not expecting anything dad of war 2 as I suspect that’s gonna get pushed out to 2022.

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          February 23, 2021 6:10 PM

          I don’t really expect to see Ghostwire: Tokyo. Maybe closer to the summer for that one.

          Maybe more about that one about the middle m and daughter on the road trip?

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            February 23, 2021 7:15 PM

            Very possible. It’s 30 minutes long according to Sony so I expect we’ll see a shorter gameplay bit on Returnal and maybe a 5-7 minute deep dive into ratchet then some trailers and launch dates on some unknowns.

            They did say there will be at least one new announcement but didn’t say if it would be big or small.

            My guess is it’s going to be the multiplayer Last of Us 2 spin off game naughty dog has been working on coupled with a PS5 patch for LoU2 proper.

            Hoping maybe a horizon zero Dawn PS5 patch as well but we’ll see.

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              February 23, 2021 7:16 PM

              Jim Ryan did say they were looking at releasing more titles like free at launch with ps+ and a multiplayer LoU2 stand-alone would be a good fit for that

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