Next Wednesday evening is likely to be busy for players and players playstation5 — well, for fans of Japanese video games anyway. Sony has just formalized the release of a new State of Play, the house announcement livestreams, for tomorrow night. The opportunity for Sony to present the upcoming games for its next-gen console.
It is at 11 p.m. French precisely that the State of Play will be broadcast on the official PlayStation YouTube channel. According to Sony, this twenty-minute livestream ” highlights upcoming titles from a few Japanese publishers, as well as some announcements from developers around the world“, without further information. We wouldn’t want to go too far, but it is quite possible that we will find Final Fantasy XVI, surely the biggest Japanese exclusive for the PS5, in one form or another during the presentation.
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Square Enix has been very sober in the communication around the game (the complete opposite of the marketing cycle of FFXV, in short) and hasn’t revealed new gameplay footage since its first trailer last year. We would be surprised if the Japanese publisher misses this meeting. Failing to see FFXVI, we could nevertheless count on Forspokenthe other PS5 console exclusive from Luminous Productions studio, whose release date was just pushed back yesterday.
The other possibility is to be found on the side of Capcom and its franchise resident Evil whose episodes 2, 3 and 7 are going to be upgraded for next-gen consoles. No concrete video has been shared for this upgrade, which makes State of Play the perfect opportunity to present it to players – in tandem with its release date.
The certain great absentee from this State of Play will be the PS VR2 headset, the design of which has just been announced by PlayStation. The Japanese firm warns in advance that no announcement concerning the virtual reality headset is to be counted for the upcoming livestream.