The next PlayStation State of Play showcase is reportedly due sometime this March. It was apparently planned to air this week, but several first and third-party developers asked Sony to delay the showcase due to the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
The rumoured State of Play show was expected to air this week, according to a few sources. However, several developers who were planning to show off their games at this show had asked PlayStation to delay the event so it doesn’t “take the spotlight away from the awful stuff happening right now”, referring to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
This next State of Play is supposedly a big one, playing host to several first and third-party reveals from PlayStation Studios and other partners. With Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7 already out, PlayStation have yet to pin release dates on other upcoming exclusives including God of War Ragnarok.
Additionally, third-party developers will also make an appearance at this State of Play, with the most popular report being Warner Bros. Games’ upcoming RPG Hogwarts Legacy and Gotham Knights, both of which are expected to release in 2022 but don’t have release dates either.
To address the elephant in the room, PlayStation’s Game Pass competitor Project Spartacus is also up in the air, and this next State of Play could be the ideal show to reveal their new and enhanced subscription service, which will presumably add plenty of classic titles from the PS1, PS2 and PS3 era of games.
If the showcase is internally delayed, then we should probably expect it in the next week or two. Other announcements rumoured for the show include Capcom’s Resident Evil 4 remake and possibly the newly announced Street Fighter 6, as well new reveals from Sony’s first-party developers.
Source: Game Reactor