Sony’s State of Play presentation of the year, held on May 30, 2024, delivered a 30-minute showcase packed with news and updates for PlayStation 5 (PS5) and PlayStation VR2 (PSVR2) enthusiasts. From gameplay reveals to eagerly awaited release dates, the event provided an overview of what’s coming next for PlayStation fans.

Sony State of Play May 2024: All the Exciting Game Reveals and Updates

Announcements in the State of Play May 2024:

1. Concord

  • Game: Concord
  • Developer: Firewalk Studios
  • Genre: 5v5 Multiplayer Shooter
  • Release Date: August 23, 2024
  • Beta Test: Scheduled for July 2024
  • Description: New gameplay trailer showcasing a diverse roster of mercenaries. High-octane gameplay promising a thrilling competitive experience. Diverse roster of mercenaries, high-octane gameplay. Firewalk Studios showcased a fiery new trailer, promising a thrilling competitive experience.

2. God of War Ragnarok PC

  • Game: God of War Ragnarok
  • Developer: Sony Santa Monica
  • Original Release: 2022 on PS5
  • PC Release Date: September 19, 2024
  • Includes: Valhalla DLC
  • PC Features:
    • Support for ultrawide monitors.
    • Unlocked frame rates.
    • Supersampling technologies like DLSS and FSR.
    • Requires a PlayStation Network account to play.
  • Enhancements: Ultrawide monitor support, unlocked framerates, enhanced graphics options like DLSS and FSR
  • Requirements: PlayStation Network account required to play
  • Additional Content: Includes God of War Ragnarök: Valhalla DLC at no additional cost.

3. Dynasty Warriors Origins

  • Game: Dynasty Warriors Origins
  • Developer: Omega Force
  • Publisher: Koei Tecmo
  • Genre: Hack-and-Slash
  • Release Date: 2025
  • Game Type: Hack-and-slash
  • Features: All-new battlefield, massive armies, new hero
  • Description: Omega Force returns with a fresh take on the beloved franchise, promising large-scale battles and intense action. Depicts the chaos of the Three Kingdoms era. Players control a “nameless hero”. Leveraging PS5 technology for massive armies and new battlefield experiences.

4. Infinity Nikki

  • Game: Infinity Nikki
  • Developer: Kentaro Tominaga (Former Zelda Director)
  • Genre: Open-World RPG
  • Setting: Continent of Miraland
  • Main Characters: Nikki and her friend Momo
  • Features: Fashion, friendship, adorable creatures
  • Description: A vibrant adventure filled with stylish gameplay and exploration. Open-world dress-up adventure. Exploration of various nations with unique histories and cultures. Beta test scheduled for Q3 2024.

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New Titles Announced in the State of Play May 2024:

1. Where Winds Meet

  • Game: Where Winds Meet
  • Developer: Everstone Studios
  • Genre: Martial Arts Adventure
  • Setting: Ten Kingdoms Era
  • Setting: Ancient China
  • Game Type: Martial arts adventure
  • Platform: PS5
  • Description: Players take the role of a swordsman influencing the outcome of the conflict. Decisions made by the player are critical to how events unfold. Stunning visuals and immersive gameplay.

2. Ballad of Antara

  • Game: Ballad of Antara
  • Developer: TipsWorks Studio
  • Genre: Free-to-Play Action RPG
  • Setting: Dark Fantasy World
  • Release Date: 2025
  • Description: Strives for the highest fidelity in both geological scale and cultural variation. Features two versions of the world: the normal world and the mysterious “Para”. The story begins with the invasion of an ancient power trapping essences in the Para. High-fidelity graphics and engaging storyline.

3. Behemoth

  • Game: Behemoth
  • Developer: Skydance Games (Creators of The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners)
  • Genre: VR Survival
  • Setting: Forsaken Lands
  • Release Date: October 2024
  • Platforms: PSVR2, Meta Quest, Steam VR
  • Description: Set in a once-great civilization now a barren wasteland. Players endure cold and hostile enemies while uncovering dark secrets. Chilling survival experience from the creators of The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners.

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Release Dates and Updates in the State of Play May 2024:

1. Alien: Rogue Incursion

  • Game: Alien: Rogue Incursion
  • Developer: Survios
  • Genre: Action-Horror (VR)
  • Engine: Unreal Engine 5
  • Setting: Inhospitable planet Purdan
  • Release Date: Holiday 2024
  • Platform: PSVR2
  • Description: Single-player action-horror game with an all-new storyline. Players control a protagonist exploring a facility overrun by Xenomorphs. New entry in the Alien franchise with a terrifying experience.

2. Marvel Rivals

  • Game: Marvel Rivals
  • Developer: NetEase Games
  • Genre: PvP Shooter
  • Platforms: PS5, PC, Mac
  • Beta Test: Scheduled for July 2024
  • Description: Superhero team-focused gameplay. Another look at gameplay mechanics and character abilities. Features superhero teams and dynamic gameplay.

3. Until Dawn

  • Game: Until Dawn
  • Developer: Ballistic Moon
  • Genre: Narrative Horror
  • Release Window: Fall 2024
  • Platforms: PS5, PC
  • Enhancements: Visual overhaul
  • Description: Enhanced graphics and animations. New trailer showcasing these improvements. Enhanced version of the chilling horror experience.

4. Path of Exile 2

  • Game: Path of Exile 2
  • Developer: Grinding Gear Games
  • Genre: Action RPG
  • Early Access: Late 2024
  • Platforms: PS5
  • Features: Couch co-op
  • Description: New gameplay trailer. Couch co-op support confirmed. Anticipated sequel with enhanced multiplayer features.

5. Silent Hill 2 Remake

  • Game: Silent Hill 2 Remake
  • Developer: Bloober Team
  • Publisher: Konami
  • Genre: Psychological Horror
  • Release Date: October 8, 2024
  • Platforms: PS5, PC
  • Description: New trailer showing more combat and scenes with protagonist James Sunderland. Appearing at the upcoming Silent Hill Transmission event. Iconic horror game returns with modern enhancements.

6. Monster Hunter Wilds

  • Game: Monster Hunter Wilds
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Genre: Action RPG
  • Release Date: 2025
  • Platform: PS5
  • Description: New trailer showcasing monsters and environments. Confirmation of new creatures to be featured in the game. New monsters and environments in a visually stunning adventure.

7. New Astro Bot

  • Game: Astro Bot
  • Developer: Team Asobi
  • Genre: Platformer
  • Release Date: September 6, 2024
  • Platforms: PS5
  • Features: Over 80 levels across six unique galaxies
  • Description: Over 80 levels spanning six unique galaxies. Exploration of diverse environments such as forests, sandy beaches, and volcanoes. Catchy music and references to characters from other PlayStation franchises. Team Asobi describes it as their “most ambitious game yet”. Ambitious new adventure featuring the beloved mascot.

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