Sony State of Play Showcase: September 14 Highlights

Many had their sights set on Horizon: Forbidden West making its way to PC, especially given the leaks circulating before the showcase. Alas, the elusive PC port remained just that – elusive. Additionally, hopes of “Bloodborne” receiving a coveted 60 FPS update were dashed as it remained conspicuously absent from the lineup.

But before we delve into the misses, it’s essential to acknowledge the shining moments of the showcase. Among the announcements, there were undoubtedly a few that are sure to resonate with gamers. In this article, we’ll list down the hits.

Ghostbuster: Rise of the Ghost Lord (VR) – October 26, 2023

A cooperative multiplayer adventure, made exclusively for VR. Gear up with the latest Ghostbustin’ gadgets from remote turrets to ghost decoys. Take on a variety of missions, like collecting dark PKE or closing interdimensional portals. You’ll need to work together to solve puzzles, trap ghosts, and stop the March of the Malevolent. If you’re playing solo you can take on the Ghost Lord by yourself with the help of a ghostly companion.

Baby Steps – Summer 2024

Have you ever imagined the power of taking life one step at a time? “Baby Steps” invites you to join Nate, an underachiever who stumbles upon a newfound ability—walking. In this whimsical adventure, you’ll traverse a world veiled in mist, discovering the beauty of nature and finding meaning in life’s simplicity.

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora – December 7, 2023

In Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, you embody a Na’vi who was abducted as an infant from Pandora by the RDA to join The Ambassador Program (TAP). Raised in human ways, you were cut off from your homeland and people. You are one of the last surviving Sarentu clan members, thought to have vanished years ago. Following the Battle of the Hallelujah Mountains during the original Avatar film, you entered emergency cryosleep during the RDA’s evacuation. 15 years later, you awaken on Pandora, a stranger in your birthplace and an outsider to your own kin.

Resident Evil 4 (VR) – This Winter and Resident Evil 4: Separate Ways DLCSeptember 21, 2023

For fans of the legendary “Resident Evil” franchise, there was a trailer for a VR adaptation of “Resident Evil 4” coming this winter, gamers can also look forward to diving deeper into the world of survival horror with the “Separate Ways” DLC. Separate Ways unveils Ada Wong’s perspective on the events of Resident Evil 4. This add-on will provide new insights into the game’s storyline, offering a fresh take.

Ghostrunner 2 – October 26, 2023

Ghostrunner 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the original post-apocalyptic slasher, is set to release on October 26, 2023, with a demo already available for players to experience.

PS5 Deep Earth Collection

PS5 Deep Earth Collection comes in three colors for the DualSense wireless controller and matching PS5 console covers. Pick from Volcanic Red, Cobalt Blue, or Sterling Silver. Pre-orders for the Deep Earth Collection will begin on October 4, with Volcanic Red and Cobalt Blue accessories launching on November 3, followed by the launch of Sterling Silver accessories on January 26.

Helldivers 2 – February 8, 2024

The Helldivers are back, and they’re ready to wage war across the galaxy. In this fast-paced co-op shooter, fight for freedom alongside friends in a hostile universe. Watch the Arrowhead Game Studio’s mission gameplay as they take on the deadly Bile Titan using nothing but their wits and powerful weaponry.

Spider-Man 2 – October 20, 2023

The game’s senior creative director, Bryan Intihar, shows a glimpse into the next-gen open-world gameplay.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth – February 29, 2024

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is the second part of the Final Fantasy VII remake project, retelling the iconic RPG’s story. Heroes like Cloud and his team have escaped Midgar and are now chasing their nemesis, Sephiroth. This adventure is accessible to both newcomers and fans, offering cinematic storytelling, fast-paced combat, and a vast world to explore.


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