Sony has been a bit quiet about the future of the PS5 so far in 2021, but that’s about to change on Thursday, when the company holds its next State of Play event.
According to a report that just went live on the PlayStation blog, Sony says the event will run for approximately 30 minutes and will include updates and announcements for 10 upcoming third-party and indie games on both PS4 and PS5.
Disappointingly, Sony says there won’t be any new PlayStation hardware or business-focused updates on this show (which is a shame as the company just announced it is working on the PSVR 2), nor is it mentioning first-party games like Horizon Forbidden West or the upcoming God of War in the event description.
The event kicks off Thursday, February 25 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM EST / 10:00 PM GMT, and Sony says you can watch a live stream on the official website. Nerve twitching and YouTube channels. We will also embed the live stream video on TechRadar.
Will Sony address the real issues related to PS5? Or will it focus on building hype?
The event could be a great opportunity for Sony to appeal to PlayStation Nation – its fan base who have both shown tremendous interest in the PS5 while at the same time showing great disdain for the company’s lack of available consoles. PS5 restock is extremely limited. (See our guide to Where to Buy a PS5 if you’re still looking.)
And yet, based on the description, it doesn’t look like Sony will be calling the PS5 stock shortages or scalpers, instead focusing on building the hype for the next round of third-party titles and indie games that will later come the console will arrive this year.
Admittedly, while the latter may sound selfish, it is also something Sony desperately needs at the moment. The slate of upcoming PS5 titles looks strong for the next two months, but then it suddenly starts to wane.
Sony’s State of Play event announcement follows today’s news that Gran Turismo 7 would be delayed and the company would release Ratchet & Clank for free ahead of the upcoming Play at Home event starting March 1.
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