Poll: Which State of Play game was your favourite?

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
Yesterday, PlayStation put on quite a measured State of Play livestream. While the main focus was supposed to be the Deathloop gameplay, there was plenty more in there, including a detailed look at Death Stranding: Director's Cut.

There were 11 games featured in total and we want to know which one was your favourite! First came a sequel to PSVR favourite, Moss. Boasting new environments, weapons, and ways to interact with Quill, Moss: Book II looks like it is on track to keep up the excellence. We have a proper breakdown for you, just itching to be read. Afterwards came Illfonic's first-ever self-published title, Arcadegeddon, which you can find at 16:43 in the video embedded above. It's got that Fortnite look and some fun-looking combat, all wrapped up in an intriguing concept. It's scheduled for a full release next year, but eager looters can check it out in early access right now.

Following this, Tribes of Midgard received another trailer (18:06), ahead of its release later on the 27th this month. The trailer highlighted the content that will be coming out after the game releases. At 20:42 came F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch, which has our Editor Luke and Senior Writer Heidi excited about mecha-rabbits. Fair enough, guys, fair enough. The side-scroller has a great sense of style and we cannot wait to see more ahead of its September 7th launch. After this came the battle royale game Hunter's Arena: Legends at the 21:43 mark. Despite the generic title, the game looked quite promising, and it'll be one of August's PS Plus games, too. For some reason, it gave us strong League of Legends vibes with its MOBA-style resource gathering system, though the dev team say it has strong fighting game connections. Interesting, to say the least. As with most PS Plus launches, expect the battle royale fighter to perform strongly in its first week.

Then Sifu. We like Sifu. Check out our story on the new trailer that was shown at 24:28, because the martial arts brawler deserves love. The gorgeous look and the death-ageing system are both fresh and exciting, taking a touch of the heat off of the news that the game has been delayed into early 2022. At 26:04, you can see Jett: The Far Shore, a sci-fi adventure that looks varied and unique. First-person walking simulator and third-person platformer, but all adventure game. Jett is our sleeper hit that got buried under the rest at the conference.

The huge anime hit Demon Slayer is getting a game called The Hinokami Chronicles and it honestly looks great. The trailer can be seen at 28:57 and showcases a faithful anime art style and environments to die for. During the combat, the dialogue got a little bit too cliche for our tastes, but we can respect that that is absolutely what fans of the series would want. Lost Judgment, the sequel to the Tokyo detective spin-off from the Yakuza series, has a trailer at 30:49. It was largely the same as the one released earlier this week with added gameplay. Curiously, the trailer looked next-gen during in-game cinematics, but some of the gameplay sections didn't quite look up to snuff for our eyes. The team has until September 24th to polish though, so no real worries.

Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding: Director's Cut reared Mads Mikkelson's freaky head again at 33:04. The new edition boasts more story content, areas, weapons, vehicles, and some PS5-specific features for a £10/€10/$10 upgrade fee. We broke it all down in a separate story. At 35.30 was the highlighted portion of the event, Deathloop gameplay. Arkane showed off a huge chunk of gameplay showing more than enough to keep you occupied until launch on September 14th. We here at TT are already convinced about the game and didn't want to spoil ourselves with more footage, but if you haven't seen the game yet then treat yourself with the gameplay footage at your leisure!

That was all of the State of Play livestream! Only one question remains: which game was your favourite? Vote in the poll, get in the comments, and start discussing! We love hearing what you have to say and will be sure to join you there.
Which State of Play game was your favourite?
  • Moss: Book II
  • Arcadegeddon
  • Tribes of Midgard
  • F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch
  • Hunter's Arena: Legends
  • Sifu
  • Jett: The Far Shore
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles
  • Lost Judgment
  • Death Stranding: Director's Cut
  • Deathloop
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Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Hey, I'm Kes! I'm a Staff Writer, and I've been here since 2021. What do I like? The Outer Wilds is top notch. The Witcher 3 blew my mind over the course of five years completing it. I want Burnout back — I really miss crunching mechanical wonders into walls to the sound of Guns N' Roses. Cool, now we are acquainted, I'll see you around.