Last night saw Sony put out their third State of Play, these State of Play’s are starting to feel like part of our gaming culture already which is good. I find myself having more realistic expectations for each outing after admittedly expecting way too much the first time around. I look forward to each addition knowing full well we’ll get a load of smaller indie titles often followed by some sort of big showcase at the end and last night was no exception. So let’s not waste any more time and jump into what went down.
We opened with a trippy trailer for a new game called Humanity which is due for a 2020 release and is developed by Enhance Games – the studio which brought us Tetris Effect. Other than it looking like an overpopulated real life version of Lemmings, there isn’t much more to go off here other than it’s also going to be VR compatible.
We were then treated to the latest story trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare coming on October 25th followed by a quick glimpse at Special Ops Survival Mode which will be hitting PS4 before anywhere else.
Next up was the weird and wonderful Waddam by game designer Keita Takahashi with a release date of December this year before we got a look at the trailer for Arise: A Simple Story.
PSVR owners were then in for a treat as Rockstar Games’ L.A Noire VR case files was shown off and that’s available to play right now. The VR party then continued with short teases for Gorn (winter 2019), Espire 1: VR Operative (coming this month), Stardust Odyssey (winter 2019), After The Fall (2020) and Space Channel 5 VR Kinda Funky News Flash due Autumn 2019.
We then moved onto another look at the upcoming Medievil coming October 6th before being shown the PS4 debut of Civilization VI which is available November 22nd. There was then some more Death Stranding news as a special limited addition PS4 Pro bundle was advertised which is available from 8th November. The fun and wacky looking Afterparty from Night School Studio was then shown with a release date of October 29th.
As we headed towards the end of this addition of State of Play, I think it’s fair to say that most people were hanging on for news on The Last of Us Part 2 but the surprise came when the first bit of Naughty Dog related news hit with The Last of Us Part 1 and the announcement that it will be free to play on PS Plus in October alongside MLB: The Show 19. Two big hitters next month without a doubt!
Then it was time for the main event.. A brand new The Last of Us Part 2 trailer with the hotly anticipated news that we’ll be getting the game February 21st 2020. The trailer itself was outstanding and if you are yet to see it then I highly recommend you do so in the video below as well as seeing all the trailers mentioned above.Become a Patron!