It’s only been two months since the last one, but PlayStation’s State of Play broadcast is about to come around again.
Keep your eyes peeled for the latest PlayStation has to offer in the next State of Play. Coming this Friday, April 30th (April 29th for most countries outside of Australia), it’s safe to say that practically everyone is buzzing to find out what Sony has to show the world.
While the majority of the contents are shrouded in mystery, as typical of most other State of Plays, it has been confirmed that Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will be the main focus of the event.
The latest Rachet & Clank game is coming to the PS5 on June 11, 2021. A new gaming experience is anticipated, as it will utilise a heap of PS5-exclusive features, such as the DualSense controller’s haptic feedback and dedicated ray-tracing hardware.
Insomniac Games, the developers behind the game, is due to take the centre stage and present about 15 minutes of fresh gameplay footage.
It’s safe to say that the gaming community has pretty much been abuzz for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. While it does have a long history and dates back to 2002, this sequel introduces a new female character, whose name was just announced to be Rivet.
Two new indie titles are also expected to be in the lineup, though the exact titles remain unknown. However, whispers from around the web suggest that Kena: Bridge of Spirits and Sifu are some of the few top contenders.
There’s also high hopes for Five Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach – which made an appearance in the February 2021 and September 2020 State of Plays – showing up again.
See the mysterious Lombax in action in today’s Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart trailer, then tune in to State of Play on Thursday at 2pm PT for extended gameplay from @insomniacgames – plus updates on a pair of upcoming indie titles: https://t.co/f0IEfDx3c6 pic.twitter.com/mASOmXl4H2
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) April 26, 2021
Although the previous State of Play announced a whole array of games, this time games aren’t the only new feature PlayStation is expected to showcase. Sony Pictures has confirmed that they are testing the PlayStation Video Pass in Poland, which could soon be added as a new feature for the PS Plus.
This news was kind of expected, especially since Sony and Netflix recently formed an alliance over streaming rights. Current titles speculated to be available with the new video streaming service include; Jumanji: The Next Level, Zombieland 2: Double Tap, Baby Driver, and more from the Sony brand. But nothing has been announced for Australian audiences yet, so it’s probably best not to get your hopes up too much.