New State of Play Coming This Thursday With "No Big PS5 Announcements"

New State of Play Coming This Thursday With "No Big PS5 Announcements"

But you can expect some updates on existing third-party PS5 games.

Later this week on Thursday, Sony will premiere a brand new State of Play presentation. Don't get caught up in the hype just yet though, because this presentation is focused strictly on PS4 games, and third-party PS5 titles that have already been announced.

The State of Play was announced earlier today through the PlayStation Twitter account. It'll have a "focus on upcoming PS4 and PSVR games," including a "few check-ins on third-party and indie games from June's PS5 showcase," and will run for roughly 40 minutes in total.

As the tweet states, there will be "no big PS5 announcements" during the State of Play. So if you're expecting information on the PS5 price or release date, or any unannounced games for the next-gen console, you're going to be leaving disappointed.

However, there should still be plenty to look forward to. Potential updates on Young Horses's Bugsnax, as well as other games initially shown at the PS5 showcase in June like Resident Evil Village could be a real treat.

Over the 40 minute showcase, you can likely expect some brand new games for both the PS4 and PSVR to be revealed. The install base of the PS4 won't simply vanish after the PlayStation 5 launches later this year, so it's entirely reasonable to expect third-party and indie developers to be shipping games on current hardware, at least for the rest of 2020.

Elsewhere in the PS5's future, there's still plenty to look forward to. The ambitious Demon's Souls remake is still in the works at Bluepoint, as is the impressive-looking Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, and a ton of other first-party titles. There'll still be games to enjoy on the PS4 before the PS5 arrives this holiday.

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