The Most Exciting Announcements From Sony’s State Of Play Event

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Sony recently held its State of Play event for June 2022, showcasing what gamers can expect on the PS4 and PS5 over the coming months and into the following year. Some previous events showcased games that weren’t set to release for many years, but this event seemed more focused on tying down actual release dates for upcoming titles and most aren’t too far away. Here are the most exciting announcements from the recent State of Play event.

5. Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered Is Coming To PC

The PlayStation has always been known for its great exclusive titles, especially when it comes to the PS4 and PS5, with top franchises including the likes of God of War, Uncharted, Horizon, and Ratchet and Clank. Now, to the joy of many PC gamers, some of these exclusives are making their way to PC, with titles such as Horizon Zero Dawn, God of War, and Uncharted recently making their way to Steam. During the State of Play event, it was announced that Marvel’s Spider-Man will be making its way to PC in August, and it will be the remastered version that was released alongside Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PS5. This version should include ray tracing options, and with it being a PC port it will likely allow for frame rates much higher than 60 as well as the option to go up to 4K resolution. Check out the announcement trailer below.

4. Street Fighter 6 Release Window Announced

Street Fighter 6 was announced earlier this year, but nothing else was revealed apart from a brief trailer. Now, the State of Play event has shed a lot of light on the next entry in Capcom’s popular fighting game franchise. Capcom treated fans to two new trailers at State of Play, with one being a regular trailer that showcased gameplay featuring both old and new characters, including returning characters Ryu, Chun-Li, and Luke, as well as a brand new character, called Jamie. The second trailer focuses on the new real-time commentary feature, which will have an announcer narrate and hype up your match in the same way a viewer would hear it on a broadcast. This looks like it could be a fun gimmick, but whether it will have any longevity and not become tiresome after a few hours only time will tell. Check out both trailers for Street Fighter 6 below.

3. New Final Fantasy XVI Trailer Released

When Final Fantasy XVI was first revealed during a previous State of Play event, many fans were overjoyed as this would be the first mainline entry in the series in over five years. But, no one has heard anything else about the game in quite some time…until now. This brand Final Fantasy XVI trailer largely focuses on the Summons that can be brought into battles, as well as showcasing the battle mechanics as a whole.

With the trailer focusing on Summons, it helps show off how great the game looks and this looks like it will be a game that helps shift gamers further into the next generation, with it being one of the best looking games we’ve ever seen. It is extremely likely that Final Fantasy XVI will be available on both PlayStation and Xbox, as well as PC, but with all announcements being on State of Play events so far, it does beg the question as to whether it will be a timed exclusive on the PS5 or not, only time will tell.

2. Resident Evil Village VR Revealed

Resident Evil Village was released in May 2021 and became an instant hit with fans, largely due to Lady Dimitrescu and the excellent marketing campaign by Capcom. Although we’re still waiting on the planned DLC for the game, Capcom has announced that they’re working on a VR port to be released on the upcoming PSVR2 headset. It is unclear at this time whether Resident Evil Village VR is intended to be exclusive to the PSVR2 or whether it will be released on PC too. Regardless of what platforms it releases on, I think we can all agree that this announcement is better than…RE:Verse, speaking of which…is that game dead now?

1. Resident Evil 4 Remake Revealed

Finally, is the long-awaited announcement that Resident Evil 4 will be receiving the remake treatment next. It has been long rumored and speculated that Capcom was working on remaking the classic 2005 game that helped propel the series to new heights and introduce a new generation of gamers to the series. Now, during the start of the State of Play event, it was confirmed that Resident Evil 4 Remake is in development, and it is coming sooner than expected. Resident Evil 4 Remake will be released in March 2023, just 10 months from now. This is one great thing about Capcom as they typically reveal games only a year or so before release, rather than some developers that reveal a game 3-5+ years before it hits store shelves.

Check out the full announcement trailer below.

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