Sony's First State of Play Video Focuses on PlayStation VR

Posted by | March 26, 2019 | News, PlayStation 4, Video | No Comments

Sony aired their first PlayStation State of Play on March 25. We saw new trailers and footage for Days Gone and Mortal Kombat 11. But the video mostly doubled down on new PSVR games, such as Iron Man VR, No Man’s Sky Beyond, and Five Nights at Freddy’s VR. You can watch the full 30 minute presentation above, or dive into the big new announcements below.

Iron Man VR

Camouflaj Studios is developing “the ultimate Iron Man fantasy game” for PSVR with Iron Man VR. Marvel superhero Tony Stark wears a brand new suit called the Impulse Armor. It’s designed by Marvel illustrator and costume designer Adi Granov. It will feature an original story with iconic villains and allies.

Release: 2019

No Man’s Sky Beyond

“No Man’s Sky is not a separate mode, but the entire game brought to life in virtual reality,” writes Hello Games co-founder and lead designer Sean Murray. No Man’s Sky is getting PSVR support as a free update this summer. Murray states, rather cheekily, that “No Man’s Sky will become perhaps the most-owned VR title when released.” No Man’s Sky Beyond encompasses multiple major updates to No Man’s Sky, including more robust social and online features.

Release: Summer 2019

ReadySet Heroes

ReadySet Heroes is a random fantasy dungeon crawler with a twist. Up to four players can cooperatively battle monsters online and in local split-screen. The twist is that you’re racing against an unseen enemy team who’s battling through the exact same dungeon. At the end both teams will face off, with the faster dungeon-delvers getting a power boost.

Release: 2019

Blood & Truth

PSVR Action game Blood & Truth was originally announced during Paris Games Week. State of Play gave us a confirmed release date. The VR game looks like a criminal action movie come to life. Come for the explosions, stay for the British accents.

Release: May 28

Observation

Observation presents the classic Space Station Gone Wrong. This time you play as the station itself, however. Players take on the role of SAM, the AI that runs the Low Orbit Space Station, as you help the only crew member you can find, Dr. Emma Fisher. It’s published by prolific indie publishers Devolver Digital, and developed by No Code.

Release: May 21

Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted

Shrieking in with a big barrel of NOPE is Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted. In case the original games weren’t scary enough, now you can experience the nightmare pizzeria in virtual reality. Help Wanted will include levels from the original series as well as all new content.

Release: Spring 2019

Concrete Genie

Concretre Genie is a striking action-adventure game in which a bullied boy named Ash uses a magical paintbrush to bring his dystopian town back to life. It was originally announced back in 2017 and has now been given an updated (delayed) release date to Fall 2019.

Release: Fall 2019

State of Play will be a regularly broadcasted video series highlighting new and upcoming PlayStation games and content, similar to Nintendo Directs. This may be a permanent new direction for Sony, as they announced they will not be attending E3 this year for the first time ever.

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