The next PlayStation State of Play presentation is coming soon, making it the first major showcase since Sony’s PS5 presentation in September 2021.
Announced on the official PlayStation blog, the upcoming State of Play presentation is expected to feature plenty of third-party titles for both the PS4 and PS5. maybe a few surprises to watch out for.
Keep in mind, however, that because the focus will be on third-party titles, we’re unlikely to get any updates to anticipated Sony titles like Horizon Forbidden West, God of War: Ragnarok, Gran Turismo 7. or Spider-Man 2.
Want to see all the action live? Read on for how to watch the upcoming PlayStation State of Play live stream.
How to watch the Sony State of Play livestream
The next Sony State of Play showcase will take place on October 27, 2021 at 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET / 10 p.m. BST. It’s October 28 at 8 a.m. AEDT for Australian viewers.
The PlayStation blog post says the showcase should last around 20 minutes, so not quite the extravagance we got in the September PS5 showcase, nor the 40-plus-minute eruption that was the Nintendo Direct from September 23. Still, there are a few titles that Sony could fit into this compact time frame.
The State of Play presentation will be broadcast on YouTube and Twitch via the official PlayStation channels. It will air live at the times listed above, but the show will automatically upload to Sony’s YouTube channel immediately after it airs, in case you miss it initially. You’ll also be able to watch all of the action live here, as we’ll be integrating the stream as soon as it goes live.
What are we waiting for?
Lasting around 20 minutes, Sony can’t hold up a ton in such a short time frame, which is why we predict that around half of that time will be spent on a reputable third-party title. The official blog post states that we will have “new previews of the games previously announced, as well as some reveal from our partners around the world.”
As such, we anticipate updates to smaller-scale PS4 and PS5 titles like Sifu in 2022. And with Call of Duty: Vanguard on the horizon, we wouldn’t be at all surprised to see an update. fast of some sort, maybe even console-exclusive items or features make it to the expected first-person shooter.
As for the big showcase title, we can’t think of a game that deserves it more than Final Fantasy 16. An exclusive PS5 timed console, State of Play showcase seems to be the best fit for the next JRPG, which we still know very well about. Not much outside of a teaser website and that wonderful initial trailer (which debuted over a year ago at the 2020 PS5 showcase).
Plus, with Final Fantasy 14’s latest expansion, Endwalker, slated for release on November 19, interest in the series is at an astounding level. PlayStation and Square Enix would do well to capitalize on this hype by giving us new information about FF16.