Watch the July 8 Sony State of Play livestream here

Here's how you can watch the July 8 State of Play livestream.

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Sony made the decision to skip out on E3 last month, deciding to hold all of its news for its own eventual event. That time has come as the PlayStation creator is holding a State of Play broadcast later today, where we’ll learn more about Deathloop, as well as some other titles coming to the PS5 and PS4. Let’s look at how you can watch the July 8 Sony State of Play.

Watch the July 8 Sony State of Play livestream here

The July 8 Sony State of Play will take place today at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET. The event will be streamed live on both the PlayStation Twitch and YouTube channels. Once the stream concludes, the full video will be viewable on YouTube.

When Sony originally announced the July 8 State of Play, they stated that the event would run for approximately 30 minutes. They also gave us a solid idea of what to expect from the event. Nine minutes of the State of Play will focus entirely on Deathloop, the upcoming action-adventure game from Arkane Studios. The gameplay shown will give us another look at protagonist Colt and his array of abilities.

The other 21 minutes of the State of Play will be dedicated to other third-party games coming to PlayStation systems, including several indie titles. Sony has already confirmed that there will be no news on God of War: Ragnarok, Horizon Forbidden West, or the next iteration of PSVR at today’s event, so make sure you temper those expectations ahead of the show.

The July 8 State of Play is set to go down later today and will shine a light on some of the most interesting games coming to PS5 and PS4. If you aren’t able to watch, we’ll have all of the news for you over on our State of Play topic page.

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    July 8, 2021 8:00 AM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, Watch the July 8 Sony State of Play livestream here

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      July 8, 2021 1:32 PM

      Anyone looking forward to the State of Play featuring Deathloop?

      https://twitter.com/XboxP3/status/1413138479723077639

      Starts in 30 mins (5pm Eastern)

      http://twitch.tv/playstation
      http://youtube.com/playstation

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        July 8, 2021 1:50 PM

        Me! This looks so fun. The multiplayer stuff sounds interesting, but seems the thing they’ve least talked about. Hopefully expand on what it means to be the hunter in this and what benefits it brings your game by doing so.

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          July 8, 2021 1:51 PM

          It's like invading in souls games right? I'm also intrigued about it

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        July 8, 2021 1:51 PM

        I'm looking forward to Deathloop, sure, though I'll play it on PC.

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          July 8, 2021 1:54 PM

          Okay, this waiting animation/music is actually pretty chill.

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            July 8, 2021 2:00 PM

            If you can try watching on twitch, has better quality on these live events

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        July 8, 2021 2:54 PM

        Deathloop looks rad but is that the PS5 killer app this Holiday season? Nintendo has Metroid (unf). Xbox has Halo. PS5 has ...?? They are holding the cards and going to surprise announce Bloodborne remaster with the whole Demon's Souls treatment right, right?!

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          July 8, 2021 2:55 PM

          Horizon Forbidden West probably.

          Rumor is there's another bigger event before the summer ends, let's see.

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            July 8, 2021 4:11 PM

            Horizon would be killer! I have this feeling it will be delayed though.

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          July 8, 2021 3:47 PM

          COVID year man, people have to calibrate their expectations. E3 made pretty clear that 2022 and 2023 will be much bigger years, even before considering that Diablo 4 will likely be a 2023 game, etc

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            July 8, 2021 3:57 PM

            Understandable. I am glad there's still some cool stuff to look forward to.

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      July 8, 2021 2:02 PM

      Moss 2 it looks like

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        July 8, 2021 2:02 PM

        Yeah, Moss. Wasn't expecting that. But I do want more. The first game ended just when it was getting good.

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          July 9, 2021 1:46 AM

          Moss is utterly delightful. I’m cheering at this news, just wish it will be a pc release asap

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        July 8, 2021 2:03 PM

        Moss Book II more specifically

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      July 8, 2021 2:04 PM

      Arcadegeddon

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      July 8, 2021 2:04 PM

      How much has Sony charged the Indy studios to appear in the state of play? ............... I joke I joke ......... Hopefully this is Sony taking on board some of the criticism.

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        July 8, 2021 4:22 PM

        The criticism honestly was not very well-informed. Sony did a much larger all-indie State of Play earlier in the spring, with Kena, Solar Ash from the HyperLight Drifter people, Sifu, Knockout City (which has been a hit) and others.

        We are still waiting for more news on Stray, Season, Goodbye Volcano High, Little Devil Inside, which are some biggies to look forward to.

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          July 8, 2021 11:05 PM

          The criticism was pretty well informed considering it was from indy developers and regarding the cost and randomness of dealing with Sony. If those devs were wrong that's one thing but it was well informed.

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            July 8, 2021 11:25 PM

            I was referring to the opinion going around that Sony has given up on indies, from when Japan Studio officially closed.

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              July 8, 2021 11:30 PM

              Yeah I don't think they've given up or ever given up on Indies, but they have a poor way of dealing with them lately.

              Some devs were criticizing the 25k charge to be featured by Sony on the store, poor communication with having to go through customer services, lack of being able to discount their own games and just super poor sales on Sony platforms compared to any other platform.

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                July 8, 2021 11:42 PM

                I saw that Twitter tempest in a teapot before the media ran with it, right when that one dev went on record . Going to bed right now but I’m up for discussing it another day.

                Short version: some of that guy’s complaints were pretty entitled and immature, but some other points about needing more guidance and support from the brand managers has already been put back on track, now that Shuhei Yoshida has fully transitioned into his role as head of the global indie development initiative. But there’s more to say, when I’m not Zzz zzzzzzzzz.

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      July 8, 2021 2:05 PM

      Tribes of Midgard

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      July 8, 2021 2:09 PM

      F.I.S.T. - Forged in Shadow Torch - aka death by cat lady snu snu

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      July 8, 2021 2:11 PM

      Hunter's Arena: Legends

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      July 8, 2021 2:12 PM

      Sifu looks great

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      July 8, 2021 2:13 PM

      Sifu out early 2022

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      July 8, 2021 2:14 PM

      Jet - look likes Superbrothers' take on NMS

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        July 8, 2021 4:23 PM

        I liked what I saw of that one but I haven’t had a chance to see it on a big screen yet.

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      July 8, 2021 2:16 PM

      Demon Slayer game from Sega

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        July 8, 2021 4:46 PM

        The english dub really does a disservice to the anime, wow that is horrendous

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      July 8, 2021 2:20 PM

      Lost Judgment Sept 24, 2021

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      July 8, 2021 2:20 PM

      Death Stranding Director's Cut

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        July 8, 2021 2:22 PM

        There actually looks like a decent amount of adds to this version. Hope they offer it up on PC too.

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        July 8, 2021 2:22 PM

        Sept 24, 2021

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        July 8, 2021 2:22 PM

        Hell feeking yeah

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        July 8, 2021 4:08 PM

        Over under they offer some kind of ps4 version upgrade?

        Either way it is mine and I can't wait to spend the holidays in Kojima's wonderland. Too much cool new shit, have to beat it again!

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          July 8, 2021 4:12 PM

          pretty safe bet there's an upgrade path, and that you'll need a flow chart to understand it

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          July 8, 2021 4:24 PM

          They’ve announced it. $10 to upgrade from PS4.

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        July 8, 2021 4:23 PM

        Is this the first Strand Type director's cut?

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      July 8, 2021 2:22 PM

      DEATHLOOP time!

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        July 8, 2021 2:32 PM

        well I was expecting a bit more on the Juliana thing

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        July 8, 2021 2:33 PM

        This is looking better each time they show it (not that I needed to be sold on it). Also I appreciate how much banter the main character seems to have.

        I think this is going to be better than Returnal

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          July 8, 2021 4:30 PM

          It’s doing something none of the other roguelikes have done: turn it into a cerebral puzzle. It’s about strategizing and identifying a systematic plan of attack, not just barreling in hoping for good load outs and tight reflexes.

          Sifu is doing something interesting with the roguelike idea too, making you age every time you die. You’ll have to be playing flawlessly to get through the whole thing before you’re too old too fight another fight.

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        July 8, 2021 2:50 PM

        The characters are pretttttttty annoying but it looks like Dishonored 3 so I'll play it.

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      July 8, 2021 2:33 PM

      ngl i thought there was an actual time mechanic in deathloop, it seems more like a story device. so this game seems like it brings nothing new so far...i remain hesitant

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        July 8, 2021 2:39 PM

        looked like you could briefly rewind twice each life, but yeah that game isn't doing it for me

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        July 8, 2021 2:45 PM

        They specifically mentioned then demoed one of the powers being you can die and then rewind a scene again twice before the loop resets. But it did look limited in how far back it went. What were you thinking the game had?

        There is a level of persistence to the world overall such that your actions effectively change the way the loop plays out. How deep that goes is yet to be seen, but considering who is making this game I'm betting you can significantly affect the outcome of the loop depending on when and what you do. A semi-branched narrative?

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          July 8, 2021 3:29 PM

          the more i read about it the more interesting it is so i am optimsitic again. the time rewind thing was a turnoff to me cause i thought the game was like each level was a roguelike where you had to die over and over again to learn the level and pass it. seems more like the whole game is a roguelike somewhat where you gain knowledge each time you fail or die

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        July 8, 2021 2:46 PM

        Yeah, not feeling it

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        July 8, 2021 2:53 PM

        I'm very much looking forward to Deathloop. Dishonored style encounters with a storytelling setup that makes playing like an asshole not only make sense but justified and encouraged.

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          July 8, 2021 3:06 PM

          Time to commission Chris Remo to make "Timeloop Asshole"

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