Although God of War Ragnarok managed to steal the show during State of Play, Sony obviously packed a lot more. What were the main announcements for the PlayStation 5, PS4 and all its services? WANT editor Mark Hofman explains.
I haven’t owned a PlayStation 5 for long, but enthusiasm was there during State of Play. For example, besides the first Story trailer for God of War Ragnarok, I also saw more passing by again about Hogwarts Legacy: the game I really can’t wait for. I want to inspire that enthusiasm in you too, so that’s why I’m listing a few key announcements.
Sony PlayStation 5: State of Play September 2022
Before I share the announcements with you first the answer to the question: what exactly is State of Play? It is a digital event by Sony in which it shares information with its fans. There is no regularity in the events, but they do come around a few times a year. During the presentations, for example, you get to see new trailers of games or get new information about the PlayStation 5.
As mentioned, State of Play in September 2022 was mostly about games for the PlayStation 5. As far as I’m concerned the most fun, of course. These were the main announcements Sony made during the event:
Sony shares Story trailer for God of War Ragnarok
During State of Play, Sony finally showed the first Story trailer for God of War Ragnarok. The way for the company to get consumers excited about the new exclusive. We get to learn more about the magical realms that gamers can discover and the story that comes with it.
In addition to the first trailer, Sony also announced a special Ragnarok controller. This, like the game, will be available for pre-order starting Nov. 9.
Exclusive Hogwarts Legacy content PlayStation 5
Those who play Hogwarts Legacy on the PlayStation 5 or PS4 will get an extra load of content. That’s what Sony revealed last night, through a short trailer. Anyone who plays the game on one of the consoles on February 10, 2023 will be immediately provided with a special quest. It involves Haunted Hogsmeade Shop, which will be available for one year only for the Sony console.
Sony shows Yakuza, but with Samurai
Yakuza is a fantastic franchise and Like a Dragon was a wonderful first experience for me personally. Back in 2014, a game called Like a Dragon: Ishin! was released on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, but it was only playable in Japan.
This is a Yakuza game with a high Samurai content. Something that, as far as I’m concerned, lends itself perfectly to a 2020 sequel to Like a Dragon. The title should be released in February 2023 for the PlayStation 5.
Tekken 8 is coming to the PlayStation 5
Fans of the Tekken franchise couldn’t believe their luck during State of Play. Bandai Namco announced the arrival of Tekken 8 during the digital event. The Fighting game is in development and is coming to the PlayStation 5, among others. The footage, by the way, was impressive and, according to Namco’s Katsuhiro Harada, it actually involved rock-hard gameplay. How sick!
Star Wars and PSVR2 during State of Play
During State of Play, Sony didn’t just have time for the PlayStation 5. The company took the opportunity to showcase Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge Enhanced Edition for the PSVR2. A game, by the way, that was accompanied by a…board game?
Rise of the Ronin: new RPG for PlayStation 5
In addition to the well-known titles, Sony, together with Team Ninja, also announced a new title. Rise of the Ronin is an action RPG to be released in 2024 as PlayStation 5-exclusive. An ideal mix between Ghost of Tsushima and Assassin’s Creed.