PlayStation State of Play 2024

Today, Sony held its PlayStation State of Play presentation for 2024, and it was… a thing, I guess. You can see the whole presentation below or read on and see each trailer by itself.

The first two game trailers shown were for Concord, a multiplayer first-person shooter from new developer Firewalk Studios – one story trailer and one gameplay trailer. The visuals in the cinematics of the story trailer are terrific, but the gameplay looks bland and a little silly and childish to me. I do like the sight of one guy holding his hand over the hammer of his six-shooter, though. The first ten minutes of State of Play were dedicated to Concord, probably because Firewalk Studios is owned by Sony. But it looks like a weak game to showcase this much.

Next was an announcement that God of War: Ragnarök will be coming to PC on September 19, 2024. You can pre-order the game now. The trailer is age-restricted, so it can’t be embedded, but you can see it here

After that was a trailer for Dynasty Warriors Origin, which actually looks like fun. This game will be available in 2025.

Then came a trailer for Infinity Nikki, which is… not for me. The music reminds me of I Love Lucy, though. There will be a test in the third quarter of 2024.

Following that was a trailer for an action-fantasy RPG called Ballad of Antara. This one looks very cool, with some gorgeous detail in the graphics, particularly on the monsters. Ballad of Antara is coming in 2025.

Next is a first-person fantasy game from Skydance called Behemoth, and it looks interesting, with some great swordplay sound effects and satisfying kills. Behemoth will be available in the fall of 2024 for PlayStation VR2. The Behemoth trailer is also age-restricted, so you can watch it here.

Then came a short teaser for Alien Rogue Incursion, another PlayStation VR2 game coming at Christmastime in 2024. It’s hard to say much about this because the teaser is so quick; it looks atmospheric, I guess.

That was followed by a trailer for Marvel Rivals, a shooter coming to PlayStation 5. This looks more fun than I imagined it would, especially after the developers tried to silence any criticism from people who participated in the closed alpha. It seems to incorporate each character’s powers into the gameplay (aside from the Punisher, who just shoots), so it’s a “shooter” tailored to various Marvel heroes and villains. It’s a neat idea; I hope it’s good, although that image of a female Galactus at the end doesn’t give me much hope. There will be a closed beta on PlayStation 5 in July 2024, as well as a PlayStation-exclusive Scarlet Spider outfit.

After that was an announcement trailer for Where Winds Meet, an action RPG currently in development for the PlayStation 5. There’s no release date yet, but the footage they show here looks cool.

Then, there was an underwhelming trailer for the remake of 2015’s Until Dawn, which is coming to the PlayStation 5 and PC in fall of 2024. Until Dawn’s trailer is age-restricted, too, so you can watch it here.

Next was a trailer for the action RPG sequel Path of Exile 2 for PlayStation 5, which will have early access in late 2024 and feature cross-play and cross-progression. This, too, is an age-restricted trailer, so watch it here if you want.

Following that was a trailer for the Silent Hill 2 remake, which will be available on PlayStation 5 on October 8, 2024. This is another age-restricted trailer, so here’s the link. You can also watch the Silent Hill 2 Transmission livestream on YouTube.

Then came a gameplay trailer for Monster Hunter Wilds, the newest in the fantasy action RPG series that will arrive for the PlayStation 5 in 2025. Some of those monsters look really cool, as do the weapons the hunters use to fight them.

Closing out the State of Play was an announcement trailer for Astro Bot, which looks silly and has grating music, but I guess it’s more for kids. Astro Bot will be available for PlayStation 5 on September 6, 2024.

And that’s all she wrote for this year’s State of Play. It seems like there weren’t as many games or trailers featured as there usually are, and while I think some of them look good, it feels like it’s mostly made up of also-rans. But I hope they turn out well for those who buy them.

Comments (2)

May 31, 2024 at 6:12 pm

Did they all go out into a field afterwards and scream? XD

On a rare positive note where I’m not busy demolishing the woke, I can honestly say that I’m thrilled that Where Winds Meet us getting a PS5 release :D

    June 1, 2024 at 7:34 pm

    It does look really cool.

    As for the devs, I assume they got them one of those bouncy castles some other kind of padded room this year.

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