Out of the blue, Sony's just confirmed a new PlayStation Showcase will air next week. Marking their 5th presentation this year, this one drops the traditional State of Play name, focusing exclusively on PS5 games.
Confirming this won't include Sony's next-generation of VR, Sony advised in a PlayStation Blog post they'll be featuring "plenty of great PS5 games from developers large and small." If you're interested to learn more, here's everything we know so far about this potential event.
PlayStation Showcase Announced For September 9th - September 2, 2021
Sony's announced a new PlayStation Showcase will go live next week on September 9th. Said to last for about 40 minutes, you can find further details below:
James Jarvis Claims Next State of Play Takes Place On August 19 - August 10, 2021
James Jarvis - Head of Video at Future and Future Games Show producer - has shared rumours suggesting Sony's next presentation will take place on August 19. Since initial publication, he's confirmed that this is just speculative, but with Microsoft now appearing at Gamescom for an Xbox stream on August 24, Sony could well be planning something too.
Jeff Grubb Claims Sony Will Host Next State Of Play Broadcast In September 2021 - July 30, 2021
Alongside news of a potential 2022 delay for Horizon Forbidden West, industry insider Jeff Grubb claims that Sony might announce this during a September State Of Play broadcast, though he's since clarified that this isn't a "sure thing".
Sony Event Rumoured For August 12, 2021 - July 17, 2021
Reddit user u/QuimSix has claimed that Sony is planning a PlayStation showcase on August 12. Allegedly, this will feature Grand Theft Auto V's "expanded and enhanced" version for PS5, saying this was pushed back from the July State Of Play. However, that remains unconfirmed at this time.
Where To Watch
What Games Will Be There?
Right now, that's difficult to say. The showcase is 40 mins long and features "updates from PlayStation Studios and some of the industry’s most imaginative developers." Specifically, they say this aims at games releasing "this holiday and beyond."
As such, it won't focus primarily on one particular title, like we've seen before, and they've already ruled out upcoming PSVR titles. There's a few games we're awaiting updates on, so here's what this Presentation could potentially look at.
We've already seen four State of Play presentations across 2021. While February's held a wider focus, they've otherwise offered deep dives into one major title, coupled with smaller updates on others. Usually spaced across a couple of months, here's what we've seen so far.