A few days ago, we reported that a new PlayStation State of Play would be held at the beginning of August and it looks like that bit of information was true. However, it will not bring with it a lot of details about the PS5 like pricing, availability, etc. Instead, the event will focus on third party games for the PS4, PSVR and some for the PS5. The PlayStation State of Play Kicks off on August 6 1:00 PM Pacific Time which means that viewers in India can catch it at 1:30 AM August 7 (IST).
According to the PlayStation Blog, the State of Play event will have a “focus on third-party-published games coming to PS4 and PS VR. We’ll have a few PS5 game updates on third-party and indie titles you last saw in June’s PS5 showcase”.
The blog goes on to say that the event is 40 minutes long and features “plenty of new gameplay footage” and updates. Sony is also keeping players expectations in check by highlighting that “there will be no PlayStation Studios updates in Thursday’s episode”
For those looking for some information on the PS5, should note that there will be no hardware, business, preorders, or dates announced for the upcoming console.
State of Play returns Thursday at 1:00pm Pacific!— PlayStation (@PlayStation) August 3, 2020
What to expect:
▪️ A focus on upcoming PS4 & PS VR games
▪️ A few quick check-ins on third-party and indie games from June’s PS5 showcase
▪️ No big PS5 announcements!
Tune-in details: https://t.co/kgrDFZsHd2 pic.twitter.com/9AIPFnh3CT
It makes sense that the upcoming event is about the PS4. There are undoubtedly a lot of games still in development for the current console generation and there needs to be a platform to show them off. We could also get to see some cross-gen third party games, just like we did with the recent Xbox Showcase.
Both Sony and Microsoft have shown us what the next-gen consoles look like and you can check out our comparison of the 2 consoles here. You can also check our comparison of the specifications of the PS5 and Xbox Series X here. Both the consoles are expected to launch towards the end of 2020. While Sony has a listing page on Amazon and Flipkart highlighting details on the console in India, there is no word on the Series X making its way to India.
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