In a new PlayStation Blog, Sony has announced a new PlayStation State of Play event coming on May 9 from 3PM to 6PM Pacific Time. According to the blog post, the showcase will feature an extended look at MediEvil, a remake of the original 1998 PlayStation game by SCE Cambridge Studio (now known as Guerrilla Cambridge). The blog post also notes that it will be a quick show (about 10 minutes), but it will include some PlayStation 4 updates that Sony "couldn't wait" to share with players.
The MediEvil remake is being developed by PlayStation Worldwide Studios, who hope to share an extended look at the game, as well as the first look at a new title. There will be other minor updates and announcements on upcoming PS 4 games as well. They do ask that fans don't expect any updates on their "next-generation plans," for which they are sorry they can't share more on. You'll be able to watch State of Play live on, , , and .
The last PlayStation State of Play took place on March 25, and it brought some announcements such as No Man’s Sky VR, Ready Set Heroes, Observation, Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted, Concrete Genie PSVR Mode, Blood & Truth, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, Mortal Kombat 11, and other PSVR games.
Last month we reported on the likelihood of the new PlayStation console including backward compatibility, though it won't be in 2019. This makes sense with their warning that they won't discuss any next-gen plans on the next State of Play. It seems Sony is playing their cards close to their chest this year, given that they have also announced that they won't attend E3 this year. The decision to skip E3 means this event may have more news than otherwise may be expected from the May 9th date being so close to the big gaming convention.
What do you think of the State of Play announcement? Are you looking forward to the MediEvil remake? Let us know in the comments below!