It was an action-packed 30 minutes at Sony’s latest State of Play livestream.
The event offered gamers a closer look at ten new games coming to PlayStation 4 and 5 consoles later this year.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, Deathloop, and Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade were just some of the highly-anticipated games part of the pre-recorded presentation.
But it’s fair to say fans of franchises like Horizon Forbidden West and God of War: Ragnarok were left wanting more.
It was revealed the latest Oddworld adventure, Oddworld Soulstorm, will release on 6 April for both PS4 and PS5, as well as Epic Games Store for PC.
There was news for PS5 players signed up to Sony’s PlayStation Plus subscription service too – the PS5 versios will be available at no extra cost from release day until 3 May 2021.
Absolver developer SloClap unveiled the stylish brawler Sifu, a brand new, third-person martial-arts game that features “intense hand-to-hand combat” as it follows the life of a Kung-Fu student on a path of revenge.
There was exciting news for Final Fantasy fans, too.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade will be released on 10 June, boasting “a wealth of graphical, gameplay and system enhancements for the PS5”.
Developer Square Enix additionally confirmed there will be a free upgrade for gamers moving from PS4 to PS5, as well as a new photo mode, extra difficulty settings, improved loading times, and an all-new FFVII downloadable adventure starring ninja, Yuffie Kisaragi.
Fans got a fresh look at Dishonored developer Arkane’s upcoming first-person shooter Deathloop and a sneak peek at the next terrifying Five Nights at Freddy’s adventure, Security Breach.
Though no firm release date was offered, the horror game looks set to release on PS4 and PS5 later this year.
There was also fresh footage from Solar Ash, Returnal, Knockout City – a new, colourful team-based dodgeball game published by Electronic Arts – and the charming Kena Bridge of Spirits, too.
Anyone hoping to find out more about games like God of War: Ragnarok will need to be patient for just a little bit longer.
While there were no updates this time, Sony regularly releases State of Play livestreams throughout the year, and there are just a few months to go before the industry’s annual video game expo, E3 2021.
By Vikki Blake