• Matthew Rondina

PlayStation State of Play July 2021: Key Highlights

All the big highlights from PlayStation July 2021 State of Play from Death Stranding to Moss: Book II

Sony used their latest State of Play to further detail their release roadmap for the Fall season and beyond.

There was a real focus on some newly announced indie titles, new trailers and release dates attached to hotly anticipated games. Let’s take a look at the announcements from today’s video showcase, first up a sizzle reel to help get you primed!

Moss: Book II

Release Date: TBD

Platform: PlayStation VR

Quill returns as a little hero in a big adventure in the sequel to one of the most beloved PSVR games of all time. Take a look at the announcement trailer Sony showed off today that picks up right where the first game left off:


Arcadegeddon

Release Date: Out Now (Early Access)

Platform: Available on PlayStation 5 and PC

Arcadegeddon is an online co-op shooter that takes place inside an actual arcade game. Rise up and play with up to three friends in this ever-evolving cooperative multiplayer shooter. Explore multiple biomes, mini games, find hidden chests, and defeat numerous enemies and bosses.


Tribes of Midgard - Season 1: The Wolf Saga

Release Date: Coming July 27th, 2021

Platform: Available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5

Midgard is under siege from deadly spirits, and gigantic brutes threaten to bring on Ragnarök—the end of the world. It’s up to you, a mighty Einherjar to become the ultimate Viking and to save your village, and the world, from destruction. Gather co-op companions to join you on your divine mission to stop the Giants from bringing an end to all existence.


F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch

Release Date: September 7, 2021

Platform(s): Available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5

The 2D action side-scroller is a Metroidvania action game featuring exploration, intense combat and challenging platforming. What was shown at State of Play was on PS5 hardware and looks especially dazzling with excellent particle and lighting effects.


Sifu

Release Date: TBD 2022

Platform(s): Available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5

Sloclap’s kung fu beat ‘em up is looking better each time we see it! The combat looks seamless and free flowing and I personally can’t wait to play it! Each time you get KO’d, dust yourself off and fight another day. The game’s release was shifted into the 2022 window, so we’ll need to wait a little longer to let the fists of fury fly.


Death Stranding Director’s Cut

Release Date: September 24, 2021

Platform(s): PlayStation 5

Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding is being fully reimagined on the PlayStation 5. Based on the extended look during the State of Play it will loaded to the brim with new content and enhanced gameplay features that take advantage of the PS5 hardware.


The Director’s Cut includes more melee options, weapons, vehicles, a variety of new modes, missions and areas to explore and expanded storylines. The best part, if you already own Death Stranding you’ll be able to upgrade for only $10 USD.


Death Stranding Director’s Cut PlayStation 5 features

  • Environment effects via the DualSense wireless controller’s haptic feedback

  • Adaptive trigger resistance

  • 3D Audio

  • Near-instant load times

  • Two picture modes – Performance Mode with upscaled 4K and up to 60FPS or Fidelity Mode in native 4K – both with ultra-wide and HDR support

Deathloop

Release Date: September 14, 2021 on PS5

Platform(s): PlayStation 5 and PC

If At First You Don’t Succeed… Die, Die Again.


You are Colt, a secret agent caught in fatal time loop trying to stop baddies messing with the space time continuum. You can prowl stealthily across rooftops or tear through the streets of Blackreef in a hail of bullets. There are many ways to reach your targets in DEATHLOOP. Take a look at this 9-minute extended look at the game.


What was your highlight from PlayStation's July State of Play? Let me know in the comments below!