• Matthew Rondina

PlayStation State of Play June 2022 Recap

From Resident Evil 4 to PSVR 2 games a comprehensive look at everything revealed during PlayStation's State of Play today.

In an action packed 30-minute State of Play video showcase Sony pulled back the curtain on many third party and VR titles in the pipeline. Here's everything you need to know about what was shown during the event, including screenshots, videos and release dates, let's dive in:


Resident Evil 4 Remake Announced

To kick off the show, Capcom delivered in a big way announcing officially unveiling Resident Evil 4 remake. The classic survival horror game is being completely remade from the ground up for a new generation of gamers.

The trailer showed off some of the updated graphics and gameplay, and it looks like an amazing reimagining to the timeless GameCube classic.


Resident Evil Village Coming to PlayStation VR2

Last year's entry in the Resident Evil series will be making a return on the the PSVR2. Tsuyoshi Kanda, Producer at Capcom is promising Resident Evil Village on the new VR hardware will enable, "an even deeper immersive experience by taking full advantage of the vivid graphics possible with the headset’s 4K HDR display, PlayStation VR2’s eye tracking, PS5’s 3D Audio and more."


Resident Evil Village VR Screenshots

Players will be able to soak in the gorgeous details of Dimitrescu Castle like never before. From its magnificent architecture to the textures of its furniture, you'll feel like you're in the castle being stalked by its inhabitants.


The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners Retribution

The streak of survival horror titles continued with The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners Retribution making its first appearance. The sequel promises to be more action-packed, with new weapons, more challenging adversaries, and gameplay improvements. We also got our first look at the game's its action-packed wave-based Trial mode, and its end game story expansion Aftershocks. The title is currently in development for the PSVR and the PSVR2.


No Man’s Sky

The love letter to fans of space exploration continues with No Man's Sky coming to the PSVR 2. The game has already enjoyed success on the current PSVR, rocketing up sales charts and becoming one of the best titles for the platform. The PlayStation 5's power, together with the all-new PlayStation VR2 hardware, including the new Sense controllers, looks to raise immersion and the believability of the procedurally generated environments by leaps and bounds. Sean Murray, Founder of Hello Games will be talking more about the specific features of No Man’s Sky for PlayStation VR2 in the coming months, more details about the game can be found on the PlayStation Blog.

Horizon Call of the Mountain

PlayStation also delivered on its pre-show promise of showing off more of Horizon Call of the Mountain, and it did, with some early gameplay. The expansion will bring new characters into the epic journey, you’ll play as Ryas, a former Shadow Carja Warrior. He's excellent at climbing and archery, two important talents for surviving. You'll also be scaling perilous mountains and taking down enormous machines like the Thunderjaw.


It's shaping up to be an absolutely stunning experience. The trailer showed off some of the new locations players will get to explore, as well as some of the enemies you'll face:

Horizon Forbidden West Update

Along with all the VR news, Horizon Forbidden West will be getting it's own sizeable update. This will include a New Game+ feature, a new Ultra Hard mode, quality of life improvements including transmog, and new trophies for New Game+ and Ultra Hard mode. Check out the update trailer below:

Marvel’s Spider-Man/Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is Coming to PC

The acclaimed PlayStation action-blockbuster hits Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales are heading to PC later this year. Marvel's Spider-Man will launch on August 12, 2022, while Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales will arrive on PC in Fall 2022.

PC specs haven't been outlined as of yet, but if the recent God of War PC port is any indication, it should be stunning.


Here is the first official look at Marvel's Spider-Man running on PC:

The Callisto Protocol

First looks at stellar survival horror games continued with a new look at The Callisto Protocol.


We got a first look at gameplay in this terrifying trailer:

Developer Striking Distance Studios is creating unforgettable scares with "Horror Engineering." Glen Schofield, CEO of Striking Distance Studios had this to say, "Creating terrifying moments in games is hard. To bring the world of The Callisto Protocol to life, the team uses a process we call Horror Engineering to hand craft unforgettable scares. It’s about blending atmosphere, tension, brutality, helplessness, and humanity to thrill players."

Callisto Protocol will arrive on the PS5 and PS4 on December 2, 2022.


Stray

I have been looking forward to Stray since it was announced, I was happy to see an official release date during the presentation: July, 19th, 2022. Along with this, it has been confirmed that Stray will also be included as part of the PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium tiers.


Developer BlueTwelve Studio is excited to launch it's very first game and shared some of the challenges of accurately animating a cat's mannerisms, "From the very beginning, we knew that the controls and animations of our star character needed to be absolutely spot-on in order to properly convey this exhilarating feeling of skills and movement.”


"Miko, our cat animator, took the challenge to heart and spent considerable time looking for images and video references. The good and somewhat surprising thing we found is this: It really seems that the whole internet was basically invented for the sole purpose of hosting loads of cute cat pictures and videos! So we ended up having a lot of very good material to work with for references.” Check out the trailer below, looks like the team nailed it:


Rollerdrome

Developer Roll7 is back after it's amazing ride with OlliOlliWorld, I reviewed the game on dappertux.com and am excited for anything that comes out of the dev's doors.


Rollerdrome has a similar art style but a much darker tone than its predecessor. It's newest title is more like a Mad Max on roller-skates where you need to use firearms to survive against opponents. The concept, artistic direction and music all hit the right notes. I'm really looking forward to this one when it launches August 4th, 2022.


Eternights

Eternights is a "dating action game, blending a love story with adrenaline-driven combat as you make the most out of life during the apocalypse." It's all about saving the world, and finding love along the way. The unique title will be releasing for both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, in early 2023.

Street Fighter 6

The State of Play also offered a stunning first look at Street Fighter 6. The new era of Street Fighter is jam-packed with content. From Arcade Mode, online matches, Training Mode, local versus battles, and more. Capcom is bringing modes from their present in previous titles – plus two brand-new modes called World Tour and Battle Hub. Get ready SF6 hits the streets in 2023.

Tunic coming to PlayStation

The beloved little fox is coming to PlayStation! Explore a land filled with lost legends, ancient powers, and ferocious monsters in this isometric action game about a small fox on a big adventure.

Tunic launches on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on September 27, 2022.

Season: A Letter to the Future

One of the most unique looking titles in quite some time, Season looks to be a tranquil awe inspiring adventure. Developer Scavengers Studio had their Narrative Designer, Meg Hutchison speak to the experience the game will provide:


"The gameplay of Season: A Letter to the Future focuses on exploring, recording, meeting people, and unravelling the strange world around you. At any point, you can hop off your bike and equip a tool from your bag. Each captures a different layer; sounds and music, art and architecture, voices of old people, vanishing religious practices, the traces of seasons long past. Your tools help you peel back these layers until you’re able to grasp the culture, history, and ecology underneath everything."


Season: A Letter to the Future launches on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 in Autumn of 2022.


Final Fantasy XVI

Square Enix ended the State of Play with a resounding bang! showing off Final Fantasy 16 with a mix of cinematics and gameplay. In a pre-recorded video Naoki Yoshida ushered in the latest in the storied franchise:

Final Fantasy XVI is currently targeting a launch in Summer 2023.


The Full, Uncut State of Play Presentation

Here the half hour State of Play in its entirety, in case you want to watch it again or catch anything you may have missed the first time around:

What did you think of PlayStation's State of Play? Which game are you most excited for? Let me know in the comments below.