PS4 owners are counting down to Sony’s first State of Play livestream.
The Nintendo Direct-style State of Play livestream takes place later today at 9pm GMT. That’s 10pm CET if you live in Europe, and 2pm PT or 5pm ET if you live in the US.
Focusing on PS4 games and PSVR software, the State of Play conference will be broadcast live on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.
“Glad to finally be able to talk about this!” reads a Sony blog post. “Today, we’re introducing a new video programme called State of Play, and the first episode kicks off Monday, 25th March at 9pm GMT / 10pm CET.
“State of Play will give you updates and announcements from the world of PlayStation.
“Our first episode will showcase upcoming PS4 and PS VR software, including new trailers, new game announcements and new gameplay footage.”
Needless to say, the rumours have already started to circulate about what exactly Sony will reveal.
While it’s possible we’ll get a shock PS5 reveal, it’s more likely to involve upcoming game releases and maybe one or two surprise announcements.
You can expect gameplay footage and possible release date news for The Last of Us 2, Ghosts of Tsushima and Dreams.
And with Hideo Kojima recently confirming that Death Stranding was in a “critical phase” of development, it’s highly likely we’ll be treated to some new gameplay.
Sony could also use this time to promote Days Gone, which has an April 26 release date.
I would be very surprised if Sony didn’t also announce a release date for upcoming virtual reality game Blood and Truth, which is the spiritual sequel to London Heist.
Perhaps Sony will even reveal this mystery new exclusive rumoured to be in development.
That’s according to industry insider Colin Moriarty (via Gamingbolt), who said that a “substantial PS4 exclusive” is yet to be announced by Sony.
“They’ve done such a nice job cultivating second party relationships (there’s a fairly substantial PS4 exclusive yet to be announced from second party) that it’s unclear if they feel they need to,” Moriarty told one Twitter follower.
“All we know is expansion hasn’t been part of their strategy. Maybe that’ll change.”
The identity of the game remains unknown, although the fact that the mystery game is in development at a second studio narrows certainly things down.
The most obvious candidate would be Supermassive Games, which is responsible for titles like The Inpatient and Until Dawn.
Check back later for any potential leaks ahead of the State of Play livestream.