Sony's PlayStation State of Play: All announcements in one place

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,

Sony held a huge State of Play event last week showcasing some of its upcoming PlayStation titles, as well as a host of PS VR2 games. Here is everything that was at the show with all of the trailers and news needed!

This article is the place for all things State of Play! There is a table down below with links to everything shown at Sony's big PlayStation events, including any additional articles with extra details.

State of Play — June 2nd, 2022

Resident Evil 4 for PS5 and PS VR2 announced

Capcom started the show by announcing Resident Evil 4 remake for PS5. The game is slated to hit on March 24th, 2022 — a period of the year Capcom has had plenty of success with as of late. The game will still have the elements that made the 2005 game so special, but with improvements to controls and graphics. The PS VR2 content appears to be a post-launch deal.

Resident Evil Village getting PS VR2 functionality

We hope you've got that all the Resident Evil Village Trophies, because another set is sure to be standing nine feet over you next year as the game gets PS VR2 support. No announcement on the date here, but we imagine it is at the launch of the new hardware. The campaign is fully supported in VR and promises to make use of all of its features.

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners — Chapter 2: Retribution ready to slay PS VR2

The first The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners was one of the most loved PlayStation VR games the first time around, so Chapter 2: Retribution is sure to be a huge hit on PS VR2. The direct sequel features a slew of new story content, maps, weapons, tools, and challenges. Check out the PlayStation Blog post for more!

No Man's Sky gets PS VR2 support

No Man's Sky feels everlasting, and a PS VR2 announcement has done nothing to dissuade us of that fact. The game already has a VR release, so this new version will take advantage of those PS VR2 specs. Hello Games promised that more is to come from this version of the game, so we will keep you updated.

Horizon Call of the Mountain looks fantastic in PS VR2 trailer

Guerrilla Games' fantastic Horizon Forbidden West might have three new trophies which you can read all about, but it was Horizon Call of the Mountain stole the show. You will be playing as Ryas, an ex-Shadow Carja warrior, as he tries to redeem himself by taking on an investigation for the Sundom. There looks to be plenty of machines to fight, weapons to use, and tools to grasp here, and it has us stupid excited. Aloy is going to show up too, which is almost a home as it would be nice to not make Horizon's magnificently detailed world suffer from Star Wars small universe syndrome, but hey — she's a cool chick. There is also a river ride experience.

Marvel's Spider-Man and Miles Morales next PlayStation games on PC

New PlayStation Studio Nixxes finally has its name on a PC port for Sony: both Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered and Miles Morales. The pair of games are coming with keyboard and mouse support, render settings, raytraced reflections, and more bits and bobs to be announced down the line by Insomniac Games. The first game comes to PC on August 12th 2022, while Mile Morales is waiting in the wings for a later 2022 release.

Sci-fi cat-former Stray comes to PlayStation Plus Extra at launch

Stray is a cat-former (patent pending) that has us really excited. The sci-fi setting, the neon lights, and the cat. The release date is now set for July 19th, 2022 and guess what... it's coming on day one to PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium. This game was already on the must-play list, but hopefully, now it is on the minds of a few more players! The PlayStation Blog has a wonderful article penned by the team as well, so check that out.

The Callisto Protocol gets PS5 and PS4 release date

The Callisto Protocol is made by Striking Distance Studios and will be a sci-fi survival horror game releasing on December 2nd, 2022. The setting is on Jupiter's moon Callisto, who escapes from the Black Iron Prison only to find that there is an outbreak. Now he must live while trying to fight his way free. It sounds great, and we can't wait to see it in action. Actually, this author is a huge messy blob when faced with horror, so someone else on the team will instead.

Rollerdrome is so stylish, we can't handle it

Rollerdrome is from Roll7, the team behind OlliOlli World, and oh my good gosh... we need all hands on deck to clean up this dribble. It looks gorgeous. It's 2030's sporting goodness on rollerblades with guns and slow-mo and look at it! It looks fast-paced and relentless, with so many flips! It is coming on August 16th, 2022 for PS5 and PS4.

Eternights set to make your anime heart bleed in 2023

Eternights is a weird anime-style action dating sim coming to PS5 and PS4 in early 2023. We would be lying if we said we understood any of it, but the biking action looks phenomenal, and some of the visual flairs look outstanding. Let's hope the writing lives up to the rest!

Street Fighter 6 is not playing; its here to revolutionise fighting games

Street Fighter 6 had a massive trailer at the State of Play, announcing that it would be landing its blows on PS5 and PS4 in 2023. Ryu, Chun-Li, and Luke all return, joined by a drunken boxer named Jamie. There seem to be hub-world elements linking various frame modes like Arcade Mode, Online, Training Mode, and Local versus Battles. One is called the Fighting Ground, the Battle Ground appears to be a space for the online content, and the World Tour is set to rejuvenate the story mode with something really ambitious. Queue a commentary team for matches, modernised controls and a refreshed battle system; Street Fighter 6 is going hard. The new art style that tends toward a stylised realism is wicked, and we highly recommend checking out the PlayStation Blog post to see more of it.

Tunic is finally coming to PlayStation in 2022

Tunic is really good. You can read all about it over on TA, and so you should! The little foxes old-school adventure RPG will be coming on September 27th, 2022. There is not much more we can add other than — be excited!

Season: A Letter to the Future set to be an indie darling in new trailer

Season: A Letter to the Future will be released on PS4 and PS5 in late 2022. The trailer is absolutely fascinating and lays out all the exploring and photographing you will be doing as you seek to get to the bottom of the mysterious riddle of the world around you. It seems like there are different layers to the world based on music, arch, voices, religion, and traces of previous seasons, all of which have an associated tool. This looks seriously trippy stuff, so we can't wait to hop on our bike and get going!

Final Fantasy XVI headlines with trailer and 2023 PS5 release date

Final Fantasy XVI shook a few worlds with its State of Play trailer announcing that it will be hitting PS5 in summer 2023. We feel like we would be shortchanging you on the characters, development staff, and screenshots of the game if we didn't point you towards PlayStation Blog. It looks great, though — the particle effects are clearly in full force during magnificent combat animations, the story seems intriguing, the world totally encapsulates what Final Fantasy is all about, and it looks like it could hit a supremely exciting grand scale.

That's our recap for State of Play, June 2nd, 2022! What did you think of the show? Let us know in the comments, and we will see you there!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Associate Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation news. He writes about upcoming exclusives like The Last of Us and God of War, PS Plus and PS Studios news, and his favourite games — The Witcher 3, Assassin’s Creed, and The Outer Wilds — before an evening swim.