Yesterday we were graced with another installment of Sony’s State of Play. While still not as polished as the Nintendo Direct videos it felt a little more put together than the last one. We received a few new announcements, but none of them were nearly as exciting as the new trailer for a little game called The Last of Us Part II. Let’s get down to business.
Humanity (TBA 2020)
From the brief trailer we received to start off State of Play my best guess would be that this is some kind of Lemmings style puzzle game. It looks like you have to guide the humans through increasingly difficult puzzles to try and achieve some kind of unclear goal.
This game looks right up my alley. It appears to be the story of one man on his journey to the afterlife. The overall art style and gameplay in the trailer reminded me of Journey. We will definitely be putting this one on our watch list.
La Noire: VR Case Files (9-24-19)
Looks like more of the same LA Noire content we’ve had slowly spoon-fed to us over the last 8 years. If you haven’t already played this game and VR is your thing then I guess this game would be up your alley.
Playstation VR Sizzle Reel:
- Gorm (Winter 2019)
- Espire1: VR Operative (September 2019)
- After the fall (TBA 2020)
- Space Channel 5 VR; Kinda Funny News Flash (Fall 2019)
This game is a nostalgia-soaked fever dream that gave me brief childhood memories of beating enemies to death with my severed arm, and for that reason alone it’s one of my most anticipated games of the year. A demo was announced and released during the state of play.
Civilization VI (11-26-2019)
CIV6 and both of its expansions will be available on PS4 at the end of November. With this release, the award-winning strategy game can now be played everywhere except the Xbox One (thats a big oof).
Death Stranding Limited Edition console (11-08-2019)
It’s an all-white console with mysterious black handprints on it. The controller is the same translucent yellow color as the in-game baby tanks. *Baby not included*
Two friends die and get sent to Hell a few hours before graduating college. Turns out hell has some loopholes; one of which is that fact that if you beat Satan and his lackeys in a drinking game you don’t have to burn forever in fiery damnation. *Our lawyers are looking into the accuracy of these claims*
October State of Play:
MLB The Show ‘19
The Last of Us: Remastered
Finally we arrive at the one thing you’re all here to read about.
The Last of Us: Part II (02-21-20)
If you haven’t already watched the trailer then stop reading this and watch it then come back to reading. It looks like Ellie is on a mission to avenge the loss of someone she cared about. We see the return of Joel’s younger brother, Tommy. Oh also Joel’s not dead. This game looks like it will easily be the best game of 2020.
Whether you care about Naughty Dogs second installment of TLOU or the nostalgia-inducing “smirk” of Sir Daniel Fortesque, you have to admit that this State of Play was at least a little bit exciting. We saw a few new games that look like the will be able to hold us over in between big titles, and Sony has made it abundantly clear that they aren’t willing to let VR die just yet. Personally I enjoy these smaller news segments but I don’t think they will ever be able to replace the conference hype, but hey, what do I know. Let us know your thoughts.