PlayStation has officially announced the date of its next State of Play showcase, which will highlight upcoming indie and third-party titles.
Shortly after the reveal of the date and time for the next Nintendo Direct, Sony returned fire. While there is nothing officially confirmed yet from PlayStation, fans can expect a slew of new trailers for confirmed games and some new reveals. Sony is also sure to highlight some of its big releases slated for the fourth quarter such as Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Mortal Kombat 1, and Tekken 8.
Alongside this are rumors and purported leaks of new PlayStation 5 hardware that could be revealed at the event. Here’s when to watch the next PlayStation State of Play showcase and what might be shown off.
How and when to watch the PlayStation State of Play
The PlayStation State of Play will take place on September 14 at 2 p.m. PT, 5 p.m. ET, or 10 p.m. BST. The event will be watchable on PlayStation’s YouTube, Twitch, and TikTok channels.
While little is official, there are many upcoming releases that could be getting trailers and other news in tomorrow’s showcase. State of Play is set to feature upcoming games from both third-party and indie game developers, so details on titles like Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 are seemingly off the table. Sony also promises highlights for the PSVR2, which suggests that players can look forward to trailers and release dates for new VR games.
Will PS5 Slim, Pro be revealed at September 2023 State of Play?
It is unlikely that the PS5 Slim or PS5 Pro will be revealed at the September 2023 State of Play event.
There has been no official confirmation of what will be revealed, but it is extremely unlikely that a PS5 Pro or Slim will be featured. There have been numerous leaks and rumors about a possible PS5 Pro devkit appearing in major development studios as well as alleged leaked photos of a PS5 Slim. With the focus being on third-party and indie titles, it would be strange for Sony to instead announce new hardware. Also, unless these new PS5 models reach shelves before the holiday season, the company likely doesn’t want to discourage gamers from buying PS5 consoles.
As with any showcase, there are always many games that could be talked about. Some of those that might be seen are Alan Wake 2, Lies of P, and Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection. These titles could have a new trailer shown during the showcase or possibly some gameplay before their release.
In terms of exclusives, Square Enix confirmed the development of DLC for Final Fantasy 16, which could be one of the big reveals in the State of Play. In other Final Fantasy news, remakes of Final Fantasy 9 and 10 have also been rumored and could be officially confirmed.