We're at the start of that time of year already, the months formerly known as E3 2022. With no E3 we can still all be treated to a series of game showcases and the first up is none other than Sony. Still singing the successes of the PlayStation 5 and big titles like Horizon Forbidden West, this event will show off what fans can look forward to in the future. While we know this event will cover third-party reveals and several PSVR2 titles there's some rumor that PC releases of games like Returnal or Sackboy's Big Adventure will be part of the billing.
Horizon Forbidden West New Game+ and Ultra Hard Mode
Before the event was even able to begin, PlayStation users noticed that Horizon Forbidden West had a new set of Trophies tied to a New Game+ mode and an Ultra Hard difficulty mode. It looks like we'll be hearing more about it during the conference but for now maybe it's time to dive back into the world of Horizon Forbidden West.
After a brief pre-roll showing off a series of Sony titles, we're ready for the first announcement of the State of Play 2022.
Resident Evil 4 Remake Coming Next March
Starting immediately the State of Play 2022 launches us immediately into our first trailer of the night. Displaying March 24th, 2023 the first trailer is for Resident Evil 4 Remaster. Scenes show Leon accepting his mission from the president and showing up in a zombie filled village. Key moments and meetings from the game are cycled through quickly, showing off the new and improved look for PlayStation 5.
There will also be content for the PlayStation VR2 related to Resident Evil 4, but nothing further was revealed at this time.
Resident Evil Village Coming to PSVR2
PlayStation VR2 was the focus for the next four game announcements. Not straying too far from Resident Evil 4 footage of Lady Dimitrescu and other primary locations in Resident Evil Village were shown. Players will be able to experience the whole game in first person with full VR support including hand tracking. No release date or window was shown for this title.
Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Chapter 2: Retribution Announced
PlayStation VR2 will also be getting a release of The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Chapter 2: Retribution. In a new trailer we see the player making their way through a zombie infested city switching between silent blades to loud pistols. This title will release in 2022.
No Man's Sky Coming to PSVR2
Off the streets and into the skies, No Man's Sky that is. An action packed trailer shows traversal from high above the skies onto the ground and engaging in combat.
New Horizon Call of the Mountain PSVR2 Footage Shown
From Guerilla Games, the next title shows a VR adventure into the world of Horizon Forbidden West. This new title, Horizon VR: Call of the Mountain, was revealed not too long ago. Gameplay shows traversal of a beautiful robot filled world. Armed with your bow and other tools you'll need to navigate the mountain.
The previously mentioned New Game+ and Ultra Hard difficulty modes were also announced at this time. Other features include getting to reset your skill points, armor transmogs, and new weapons.
Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered Coming to PC
Next up some PlayStation games are getting ported to PC. The first game to get a port is Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered. What was originally a PlayStation 4 game, then PlayStation 5, is now coming to PC. This PC release will be coming August 12th 2022.
While it wasn't announced during the State of Play 2022 in the PlayStation Blog post it was confirmed that Peter Parker won't be the only Spider-Man to hit your PC. Spider-Man: Miles Morales will also be coming to PC.
New Trailer for Stray Shown Off
Stray, an upcoming game where you play as a cat in a futuristic world, from Annapurna was the next title to be featured at the State of Play 2022. Gameplay shows the cat navigating the world, interacting with various robotic denizens, and using Paw-kour skills to reach incredible heights. Some segments of the gameplay set in sewers also have the cat protagonist avoiding some kind of bugs. This game is releasing on July 19th.
Stray will be available day one as part of PlayStation Extra.
Horror Game The Callisto Protocol Releases in December
The next trailer shows eerie shows of a dead moon and what looks to be a space prison. Callisto Protocol is a new horror title where players will need to escape from all kinds of horrifically mutated prisoners while fighting for their lives. This trailer shows not only humanoid enemies but disgusting worm-like entities. Callisto Protocol will release on PS4 and PS5 on December 2nd, 2022.
Roller Skating Third Person Shooter Rollerdrome Announced
From Private Division the next stylized trailer shows off a game where you roller skate around an arena shooting at your enemies. Pull off sick flips, wall ride, and soar through the skies as you deal damage to anything that comes your way. Rollerdrome is coming out August 16th for PS4 and PS5.
Dating Sim + Action RPG Eternights Announced
With a harsh turn we're greeted to an image of a boy in a classic anime style having his hand removed. Transitioning quickly from cutscene to gameplay this third person action RPG shows a variety of high-school kids summoning all kinds of neon weapons to take out robotic foes in a future dystopic city. This title is called Enternights and will be released on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in early 2023. This game is a combination action game mixed with dating sim elements.
Our First Look at Street Fighter 6, Coming 2023
Street Fighter 6 is the next big game to get a showing at the State of Play 2022. Street Fighter 6 will have a newly added campaign mode where you'll be able to start as an underground fighter and work your way up to the big leagues. Chun-Li shows up to take on this protagonist in one of the city locations. We're treated to a montage of different fighters in their home turf. Street Fighter 6 will be coming in 2023, no further time frame was given.
Tunic Coming to PlayStation 4 and 5 in September
The next game coming to PlayStation is Tunic. This indie title released earlier this year follows an adorable fox in and amazingly colorful world. With a mix of Zelda and Soulslike elements this game will be coming to PS4 and PS5 on September 27th. Don't miss it!
Indie Game Season Announced
Another indie title coming to PS4 and PS5 is Season. The trailer shows the protagonist exploring the world, cycling around, and interacting with different people along the way. The gameplay shows how it's your role to take photos and record sounds around the world. This game is set in a world that might end with the end of the season. Season is releasing in Autumn 2022.
Final Fantasy XVI Coming Summer 2023
Final Fantasy XVI is the next title to get an update. As well as an upcoming trailer interviews will also be beginning so fans will start to hear more and more about this games release. The trailer details the Dominance, a power that slowly destroys those who use it. A series of well known Final Fantasy summons are shown as characters transform. We get to see more detailed combat showing the return of the stagger feature that has been popular for the last few FF entries.
On top of that the character also seems to charge a multi-section gauge under their health, likely acting as action points to be spent. The trailer ends in a series of monumental battles against Tita, Liquid Flame, Garuda, and more. FFXVI will focus on those characters who are able to transform into each of these summons and on who will be Ifrit. Summer 2023 is the release window for Final Fantasy XVI.
With that the State of Play 2022 is over, bringing not only massive AAA explosive titles like Final Fantasy XVI but also what fans can expect of PSVR2, as well as some charming indies.