When it comes to announcing games, few events are as highly anticipated as Sony’s PlayStation State of Play livestreams. These events have become a staple for Sony since it pulled out of E3 last year, and they’re often used to unveil big releases that might not get the full-blown spotlight at other shows like Nintendo’s Direct or Microsoft’s Xbox Showcase.
The latest PlayStation State of Play is due to kick off later this evening, and it’s expected to run for about 30 minutes. It’ll be focused on games coming to the PS5, and will also include some announcements for third-party titles that are being developed for the platform.
Sony didn’t reveal how long the stream will run for this month, but the February 2023 State of Play was around 45 minutes. We’d assume that this one will be similar, with the highlight of the presentation likely being Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XVI which is set to release on June 22 for PS5.
There are a number of other games that may be showcased at the event too, such as Forspoken DLC, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor and Insomniac’s Spider-Man 2 follow-up. Insomniac has been teasing the title for some time now, and it would be a good idea to announce a release date during this State of Play to help build up anticipation for the game.
Another potential announcement is the first effort from Deviation Games, which is being set up by Call of Duty alums Dave Anthony and Jason Blundell. The developer is reportedly working on a new entry in the Twisted Metal series, and it’s possible that this will be announced at State of Play as well.
Those are just a few of the games that could be revealed at this month’s PlayStation State of Play, but there are plenty more that fans have their fingers crossed for too. In addition to those, it’s entirely possible that we’ll see some more gameplay footage for the comedic PlayStation 5 launch game Bugsnax and its free expansion titled The Isle of Bugsnax, as well as the debut indie games Katana Zero and Oxenfree 2.
If you’re keen to watch this month’s State of Play, make sure that you’ve got your browser open to our livestream embedded above. We’ll be streaming the entire event from start to finish, so you can just hit play and keep an eye out for any important announcements as they come in. We’ll be re-watching the show as soon as it ends so that we can provide you with all of the news and details that you need to know right here. The broadcast will be live at 4 p.m. EST/1 p.m. PST on Thursday and will be available to watch on PlayStation’s YouTube and Twitch channels. If you want to check out the previous PlayStation State of Play events, head here to catch up on everything that was unveiled over the past few months.