On January 31, 2024, PlayStation fans were treated to a State of Play event that delivered game announcements, updates, and surprises. The 40-minute show, streamed live on PlayStation’s official YouTube, Twitch, and TikTok channels, into the gaming future for both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation VR2.
Stellar Blade and Rise of the Ronin:
The show kicked off with looks at two anticipated titles, Stellar Blade and Rise of the Ronin. Stellar Blade, formerly known as Project Eve, is a third-person action-adventure from Shift Up.
Set in a far-future world, players engage in a battle against an alien invasion, a thrilling narrative and intense gameplay.
On the other hand, Rise of the Ronin, developed by Team Ninja, transports players to Edo-era Japan, offering an action-packed samurai experience. Both titles are set to launch in early 2024.
Silent Hill Resurgence:
One of the most unexpected moments was the resurgence of the Silent Hill franchise. Konami revealed Silent Hill: The Short Message, a free-to-play first-person survival horror game, available for play immediately after the announcement.
The show also featured a new trailer for the Silent Hill 2 Remake, developed by Bloober Team, providing an eerie reimagining of the iconic horror title.
Until Dawn Remastered:
Ballistic Moon, a new studio, is set to revive the horror adventure Until Dawn for both PlayStation 5 and PC in a remastered edition.
The announcement came alongside news of a Until Dawn movie adaptation, the game’s enduring popularity.
The show also unveiled unexpected surprises, including the announcement of Sonic x Shadow Generations, a remaster of Sonic Generations featuring the iconic character Shadow the Hedgehog.
Additional revelations included V Rising, an isometric action RPG, and the collaboration between Dave the Diver and Godzilla, set to debut in May 2024.
Death Stranding 2:
Hideo Kojima, known for his visionary approach to game development, took the stage with a trailer for Death Stranding 2.
Titled “On The Beach,” the sequel showcased the return of Norman Reedus as Sam Porter Bridges, facing off against a new group called Drawbridge.
The trailer hinted at a 2025 release date, leaving fans eager to unveil the mysteries of the Death Stranding universe.
Kojima confirmed his studio’s development of a new IP, an action espionage game set to blur the lines between video games and film.
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Teaser:
As the State of Play concluded, a teaser announcement left fans craving more a Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth show scheduled for February 6.
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PlayStation Plus subscribers can expect exciting titles for February 2024, with Foamstars from Square Enix confirmed as one of the free games.
Foamstars offers a multiplayer experience with 4v4 battles. Metro Awakening VR, set to launch later this year, brings the Metro franchise to virtual reality.
The game is a prequel to Metro 2033, players in the atmospheric and dangerous tunnels of the Metro world.
Ken Levine, the creator of BioShock, revealed Judas, a dystopian first-person shooter. The game’s trailer showed unique combat mechanics and a world, leaving fans curious about its development.
Stunlock Studios presented V Rising, an action game with Diablo vibes. Scheduled for release on PlayStation 5 in 2024, the game promises a fantasy survival experience.
Hoyoverse’s newest game, Zenless Zone Zero, is in development for PlayStation 5. While details are limited, the announcement starts anticipation for what this free-to-play MMO adventure will bring.
Urban Wolf Games introduced Legendary Tales, a first-person medieval fantasy game designed for PlayStation VR2.
The gameplay trailer showed combat with magic, swords, hammers, bows, and more, offering a fantasy experience.
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