This new stream looks focused on third-party games
A new State of Play is on the way, spotlighting upcoming games for Sony’s consoles. The PlayStation State of Play airs on Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT.
The focus for this stream looks to be third-party titles. Sony will kick things off with some looks at “anticipated” games from its third-party partners, including indies. Five new PlayStation VR2 titles are also due to be announced.
Then, we’ll get over 15 minutes of new gameplay details and updates on Rocksteady’s upcoming Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. No estimated runtime was given, though it sounds at least somewhat lengthy from the amount of Suicide Squad alone.
State of Play is back! Tune in Thursday at 1pm PT for:
☑️ Five new PS VR2 titles from partners
☑️ Hot indie and third-party reveals
☑️ An extended look at Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice Leaguehttps://t.co/kMPyPpMhSk pic.twitter.com/mu8RX0ZJFk
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) February 21, 2023
The year ahead for PlayStation
This PlayStation State of Play is the first of the year for Sony, and looks set to spotlight what’s on the way for its hardware, both in the PlayStation 5 and the imminent PlayStation VR2.
We’ve already seen 2023 kick-off streams from both Xbox and Nintendo. So with this stream, Sony is taking the opportunity to set the tone for its year ahead.
With that in mind, the lack of first-party games here does feel a bit surprising. We don’t really know what Sony’s first-party lineup looks like for 2023, outside an assumption that Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will play a part in it.
Still, Sony State of Play streams have had some surprises before, and the third-party developers could bring some surprises. There are other games we’ve yet to hear more about due out later this year, including Street Fighter 6 and Final Fantasy XVI, both of which have featured in Sony’s previous streams.
PlayStation VR2 is also front-of-mind for Sony, it seems. With five games, that will make up at least a decent chunk of the stream, and probably be exciting for anyone picking up the new headset this week. We’ll see what all Sony has in store for its PlayStation State of Play on Feb. 23.