We’ve just been treated to a 45-minute State of Play from Sony. Missed it? Don’t worry: we’ve rounded up everything that happened right here.
Announced earlier this week, tonight’s State of Play has packed in quite a lot of stuff. We’ve had five new PSVR 2 games revealed, we’ve had a look at a bunch of upcoming third-party titles, and we’ve had a lengthy focus on gameplay from Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. We’ve rounded up the key information from everything right here, so read on to find out what you missed.
Upcoming PSVR 2 Games
Here’s a brief rundown of the five PSVR 2 games coming later in the year. We don’t have specific dates for most of them, so stay tuned for more information.
- The Foglands: A nifty looking shooter set in a strange, dark world filled with deadly creatures.
- Green Hell VR: The tough-as-nails survival horror game is coming to PSVR 2. You’re going to need to be brave to tackle this one.
- Synapse: A shooter from Ndreams, a company with a strong VR heritage. You’ll have telekinetic powers as well as a gun, allowing you to manipulate the environment by sending things (and enemies) flying into the air. Looks rather cool, this one.
- Journey to Foundation: This one’s based on the book series by Isaac Asimov. It looks to be a story-driven adventure set in space, with plenty of stealth and puzzle solving. It’s coming autumn 2023.
- Before Your Eyes: We loved the non-VR version of this, but now we’re going to be able to enjoy this beautiful story-driven game with even more immersion. It’s out on 10th March.
Upcoming PS4/PS5 Games
Here’s the bulk of the State of Play announcements. Unfortunately we haven’t got any brand new games, but we’ve got release dates for a bunch of previously-announced titles, and some juicy looking trailer.
- Destiny 2: Lightfall: The latest trailer for the upcoming Destiny 2 expansion. It looks action-packed, and features the voice of Lance Reddick. What more could you need to know? It’s out on 28th February.
- Tchia: We already know Tchia is beautiful, since we’ve been hands-on with it. But this new trailer shows off some more of its gorgeous world and the incredible abilities Tchia possesses: become a dolphin, or a parrot, or simply glide through the air. It’s out on 21st March, and it’ll be launching straight into PS Plus Extra.
- Humanity: We can’t quite explain Humanity based on the trailer. You control crowds of people… with a dog? It looks bizarre and very interesting, and filled with puzzles. It’ll also have a PSVR (1 and 2) mode. It’s available from May, with a limited time demo dropping today.
- Goodbye Volcano High: It’s a story-driven game with music-rhythm sections set in a world inhabited by anthropomorphic dinosaurs. It looks rather awesome, actually. And it finally has a release date: It’s coming to PS4 and PS5 on 15th June.
- Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections: If you’re a fan of the long-running anime, we’re sure you’ll be pleased to see this new trailer. It’s coming in 2023.
- Baldur’s Gate III: Larian Studios’ RPG is looking as tasty as ever, with some great cutscenes and engaging combat. Of course, it’s been on PC for a while, but it’ll be coming to PS5 this summer – August 23rd, to be precise.
- Wayfinder: Wayfinder‘s beta is coming exclusively to PlayStation, and you can sign up now to play from 28th February. It’s a stylish-looking RPG, and we’re looking forward to giving it a try.
- Street Fighter 6: More characters for Street Fighter 6! We’ve got a look at Cammy, Zangief, and a brand new character called Lily. They all look fantastic, and we can’t wait to try it out. Not much longer: it’s out on 2nd June.
- Resident Evil 4: Here’s a new look at the upcoming Resident Evil 4 remake. It looks great, but you already knew that. It’s out on 24th March.
PS Plus Updates
We got two key bits of information about PlayStation Plus games coming in March:
- PS Plus March: Battlefield 2042, Code Vein and Minecraft Dungeons are your PS Plus games for March.
- New PS Plus Extra Games: Immortals Fenyx Rising, Ghostwire: Tokyo and Uncharted Legacy of Thieves are all coming to the PS Plus Extra library in March.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
And finally, the State of Play rounded off with an in-depth look at Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. The gameplay is as action-packed as you’d expect, with plenty of shooting, over the to setpieces and a bunch of familiar characters. Here’s everything we’ve learned about the game:
- It’s out on 26th May
- It’s set five years after the end of Arkham Knight
- Each character has their own signature style for both attacking and navigating the environment. Whoever you play as, though, getting around the world looks fun: Rocksteady has put lots of thought into verticality and fluidity. As Harley Quinn, for example, you can grapple through the world, chaining from one point to another, gaining momentum as you go
- In fact, traversal is the key mechanic of the whole game, and will play heavily into combat, too.
- There are some brand new characters, like Hack, Toy Man and Gizmo
- There are six core gun types, with variety from manufacturers and various gear sets available. In other words, there’s a lot of loot, and your characters will have a gear score based on what items they have equipped
- If you’re playing by yourself, you can switch between the four characters as and when you want. Though you can play in up to four-player co-op.