PlayStation: First State of Play of the Year takes place later this week

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Nintendo and Microsoft already had their first show, now Sony is following suit: it announced for this week Playstation-Manufacturer a new edition of its video format State of Play at.

More specifically, the PlayStation State of Play will be announced on Thursday, February 23 at 10 p.m. German time aired. The focus should be on announcements from third-party manufacturers and innovations for the PlayStation VR2, which will be released today. In addition, for the first time Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League presented in detail.

State of Play: All information about the February 2023 issue

So far, Sony has gone into the details of the show in its announcement PlayStationBlog not gone – at least in the English-language entry. From the Japanese blog goes meanwhile outthat the State of Play will be around 45 minutes long and will feature novelties for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation VR2.

A total of 16 games will be shown. Five of them are said to be new announcements for the PlayStation VR2. There is no information about the remaining performances, except that a big focus will be on Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. During the State of Play there will be approximately 15 minutes of gameplay details on the upcoming game from Rocksteady, creators of the Batman Arkham series.

Except for one Trailer shown at The Game Awards 2022, it had recently become very quiet again about the action-adventure. However, since Suicide Squad is supposed to be released on May 26, 2023, the big marketing wave should be started with the State of Play.

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Will there also be a hardware announcement?

With 16 games played in just 45 minutes, there shouldn’t be much time for other announcements, but there’s still some speculation. Sony could possibly use the State of Play to announce a new version of the PlayStation 5. After all, it’s been around for some time Rumors that Sony is working on a model with a removable drivewhich is scheduled for release in 2023.

In terms of performance, nothing should change with this model, there should only be savings in production and weight. However, whether this PS5 model actually exists and whether it will be announced in the foreseeable future is a completely different matter.