State of Play Announced for August 6, But Don’t Expect Any Big PS5 Announcements

Sony makes it very clear that there won't be any major new PS5 reveals in the broadcast.

Posted By | On 03rd, Aug. 2020

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Following multiple leaks and rumours over the months (and even more of them of late) that Sony will be hosting a State of Play broadcast in early August, it’s now officially been confirmed. Taking to Twitter via the official PlayStation page, Sony have confirmed a State of Play broadcast for this Thursday, August 6, at 1 PM Pacific Time.

Don’t get too excited though. In an effort to have their messaging be as clear and transparent as possible, Sony have succinctly laid out in their announcement tweet what you should expect from the show. There will be no new big PS5 announcements- which, considering all the recent talk about Sony having more major third party games to talk about, comes as a bit of a surprise.

So what should you expect? Well, there will be some updates on some of the third party games and indie titles that were shown off during June’s PS5 reveal event, though they’re going to be “quick check-ins” only. Still, hopefully we’ll hear more about the likes of Kena: Bridge of Spirits and Resident Evil Village (which is supposed to receive a new trailer this month, apparently).

Beyond that, the focus of the show is apparently primarily going to be on current-gen hardware, with Sony saying that the broadcast will focus on upcoming PS4 and PSVR games. It should be interesting to see if there will be any major announcements for the PS4, especially with PlayStation exec Eric Lempel recently having said that there’s still plenty more to come for Sony’s current-gen console.

According to Sony, the episode is over 40 minutes long and has “a great lineup in store featuring plenty of new gameplay footage and other game updates”, so it should be interesting to see what it has in store.

Either way, we’ll keep you updated on all the news that comes out of the show, so stay tuned.


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