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State of Play August 2021 Leaks: Everything We Know About Sony's Next PlayStation Event

Rumours are circulating that an August State of Play presentation is being planned by Sony. Marking what would be their fifth one this year, we've only just witnessed one last week for Deathloop, which arrives as a timed-exclusive on PS5 this September.

If you're interested to learn more, here's everything we know so far about this potential event.

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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.

Previous Presentations

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.


Where To Watch

Sony's State of Play broadcasts are usually available through their official Twitch and YouTube channels, so we can't imagine it'd be any different for the next one.

What Games Will Be There?

Right now, that's difficult to say. Though Sony set the precedent by offering deep dives into first-party games initially, Deathloop's presentation meant that third-party games aren't off the table, either. There's a few games we're awaiting updates on, so here's what this State of Play could potentially look at.