State of Play June 2022: everything announced during the PlayStation showcase
Sony’s latest State of Play event focused on third-party titles and PSVR 2 games
Sony’s State of Play June 2022 event promised to showcase a variety of new PS5 games from third-party publishers — and that’s exactly what we got. We also saw four PSVR 2 games, though sadly the headset itself wasn’t shown, nor did we get a price or pre-order date.
As predicted, the likes of God of War: Ragnarok and the long-rumored The Last of Us remake were a no-show. Sony did say that the June 2 event would include “exciting reveals from our third-party partners,” and it held true to its word.
👀 Which PS5 games did we see?
The State of Play event lasted for almost 30 minutes, and we saw a strong lineup of titles for PS5 and PS4. Here’s a quick recap of what was shown.
😱 Resident Evil 4 is coming to PS5 on March 24, 2023 — Capcom’s classic title has been remade from the ground up and will also feature PSVR 2 support.
🥽 Resident Evil Village is set to get PSVR 2 support, which could be a killer app for Sony’s new virtual reality headset.
🧟 The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners Ch2 is a sequel to the well-received VR game that was released in 2020.
🧑🚀 No Man’s Sky takes flight on PSVR 2 — the game already supports the first PSVR headset, but expect a more immersive experience this time around.
🗻 Horizon Call of the Mountain will be a PSVR 2 exclusive and sees players battling machines and visiting the many biomes the series is known for.
😺 Stray is coming to PS4 and PS5 on July 19 — it will be part of the PlayStation Plus Premium games list and I want it meow.
💀 The Calisto Protocol releases on PS4 and PS5 on December 2 — I got big Dead Space vibes from this one, which is a good thing.
🛼 Rollerdrome flips onto PS4 and PS5 on August 16 — this futuristic skater-shooter certainly caught the eye during Sony’s presentation.
💘 Eternights is an action game/dating sim coming to PS4 and PS5 in early 2023 — save the world and try to capture someone’s heart in the process.
🦊 Tunic is already out now on Xbox Game Pass, but it’s also coming to PlayStation consoles on September 27.
👊 Street Fighter 6 is ready to brawl on PS4/PS5 in 2023 — the historic fighting series is being “built for a modern era”, according to Capcom.
✉️ Season: a Letter to the Future is cycling onto PS4 and PS5 in Fall 2022 — you’ll need to explore, record meet people, and unravel a strange world.
⚔️ Final Fantasy 16 looks like it will be an incredible experience judging by the new trailer we saw. The game is set to launch in Summer 2023.
You can keep on top of every new release with our PS5 games 2022 list.
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💻 More PS5 games are coming to PC
Sony also revealed that more PS5 games are making their way to PC, starting with Spider-Man Remastered and Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Sony has changed its strategy when it comes to releasing exclusive games on PC in recent years, with Days Gone, Death Stranding, Horizon Zero Dawn, and God of War all now available on PC. It’s likely we’ll see even more titles come to PC in the future, as Sony looks to cash in on a lucrative market. 💰
⌚ What time did the State of Play begin?
🎮 Will there be an Xbox event soon?
Yes! Microsoft is holding its Xbox & Bethesda Showcase on June 12, which will be jam-packed with reveals and world premieres. It takes place at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm BST / 7pm CET. A large portion of the games shown will likely be coming straight to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, particularly as all of Microsoft’s first-party titles are released on Game Pass day one.
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Updated: June 3, 2022