PlayStation held a State of Play Friday morning that contained the reveal of Resident Evil 4 Remake, the latest trailer for Final Fantasy XVI and much more. There were also sprinkles of PSVR 2 games throughout, be that ports like Resident Evil VIII or the upcoming Horizon: Call of the Wild. Overall it was a well-paced and great State of Play with plenty to be excited about from the near future through to 2023.
Check out all the news and trailers for everything below.
After many rumours, Resident Evil 4 Remake is coming to PS5 on March 24th, 2023. It also has PSVR 2 content in development. The trailer didn’t showcase a great detail on any new gameplay adjustments, but it looks like RE4, and that’s the important thing.
The first game revealed for PSVR 2 got a much bigger trailer showing off the story, characters and world of Horizon you’ll be exploring. It’s not just an on-rails riverboat game; you’ll be exploring vast areas, taking on monsters and seeing the scale of tall necks like never before. You play as Ryas, a Shadow Carja Warrior who is hoping to redeem himself by looking into a threat to the Sundom.
Alongside the main story, there’s a ‘River Ride experience’ where you take a seat in that riverboat and take in the beautiful views while being on the lookout for anyone who may try and board your vessel.
Originally announced as part of the PUBG Universe and as of a couple of weeks ago, pulled from that empty universe, Calisto Protocol looks exactly like the Dead Space successor it should, with the creator of that franchise, Glen Schofield, the CEO at Striking Distance Studios behind this game. The trailer is intense, sets up a dead moon with creatures and terrifying monsters, and releases sooner than I thought, on December 2nd, 2022.
In Eternights, you decide to make the most out of the end of the world by exploring dungeons, fighting monsters, and going on dates. There’s a timeline for when you have to beat certain dungeons, and you can choose to battle or spend time on dates, so the game sounds like the Persona series heavily inspire it. Eternights is releasing on PS5 and PS4 early in 2023.
The next entry in the Street Fighter franchise features a stunning art direction, the fights the franchise is known for, and a ‘World Tour’ single-player mode where you can walk around the city in third-person and a multiplayer-hub area called ‘Battle Hub.’ It’s coming to PS4, PS4, Xbox Series X|S and PC in 2023.
It’s been some time since we’ve seen Season: A Letter To The Future, but its latest trailer showcases the same eye-catching art design that makes it a standout. The latest trailer showcases the story more, which focuses on a young woman who leaves a secluded community for the first time and documents details about her journey in photos and journal entries.
The first trailer for Final Fantasy XVI in sometime titled “Dominance”, showcases the world, characters, combat and how beautiful this world looks. It’s a dark fantasy like we haven’t seen from Square Enix in years, under the direction of Hiroshi Taka and the team at Creative Business Unit III. The game is fully playable, with optimization underway for a mid-next-year release.
If you’d like to watch the State of Play in full, the video is below.