State of Play

Here’s Everything Revealed During Today’s State of Play for 2023

It’s been more than a couple of fortnights (no not that one) since PlayStation last gave us its smaller-scale game showcase that we know as the State of Play which was back in September, but the first State of Play of the year has just concluded and we got a huge breakdown of everything that was shown off at Sony’s self-produced live stream game announcement showcase.

Before we dive into that let’s go back a little earlier this week, we first heard that the State of Play event was happening this week from PlayStation on Tuesday, this State of Play would be less focused on first-party PlayStation Studios titles and be more focused on third-party titles like Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League in a 15-minute gameplay breakdown, Destiny 2: Lightfall, at least five new upcoming PSVR2 titles and many more reveals from third-party publishers/indie developers.

Check out the VOD of the 45-minute State of Play live stream below to get a look at the games that were shown off and while that’s playing check out our breakdown of each individual game, platforms, and most importantly what date/window it’s slated for in 2023 and beyond.

The Foglands (PS5 via PSVR2)

Release Window: TBA 2023

Kicking off this edition of the State of Play is the first of six PSVR2 titles which confirm that atmospheric roguelike adventure VR shooter, The Foglands is heading to PS5 via the PSVR2 headset in 2023. In the game, players will discover new paths while uncovering old secrets. Run into the unknown, fight monsters, scavenge loot, and try to make it back before the fog swallows you.

Green Hell VR (PS5 via PSVR2)

Release Window: TBA 2023

Up next PlayStation confirms Green Hell VR is heading to PS5 vis PSVR2 headset in 2023. Players can expect a complex and authentic survival game set in the Amazon rainforest.

Synapse (PS5 via PSVR2)

Release Window: TBA 2023

Up next is the newest game from the award-winning developer behind Fracked and Phantom: Covert Ops is heading to PS5 via PSVR2. In Synapse, players will battle through a hostile mindscape in the immersive next-gen experience created exclusively for PlayStation VR2. Turn the mind into a battlefield and unleash your inner anti-hero with brutal firepower in one hand and surging telekinesis in the other.

Journey to Foundation (PS5 via PSVR2)

Release Window: Fall 2023

Now we head into the world of Journey to Foundation launching on PS5 visa PSVR2 this fall. In it, you play as a galactic spymaster is sent to infiltrate a group of defectors, only to uncover a dire truth that could change the course of their mission… and history. Navigate a chaotic galaxy in Journey to Foundation, based on Isaac Asimov’s sci-fi epic.

Before Your Eyes (PS5 via PSVR2)

Release Date: March 10th

As the final PSVR2 game of this section, we get another look at Before Your Eyes which is actually played through the player’s actual blinks in the PSVR2 eye-tracking technology. Players will be able to experience the narrative by reliving precious memories of family, first love and the rise of an artistic career, all without the need for a controller.

Destiny 2: Lightfall (PS4 & PS5)

Release Date: February 28th

Getting into the non-VR section, PlayStation shows off a new trailer of the upcoming Destiny 2 expansion, Destiny 2: Lightfall.

Tchia (PS4 & PS5)

Release Date: March 21st

After that, we got another trailer for Tchia which confirms that the game is not just launching on March 21st but is releasing day and date on PlayStation Plus Extra Tier

Humanity (PS4 via PSVR & PS5 via PSVR2)

Release Window: May 2023

Moving into the genre of puzzle-solving and platformer-action, we get a look at Humanity which looks like a game where you play as a canine leading a big group of people into the light in a 90-level narrative adventure. For old and new-gen users of PSVR, the game also features an optional mode to play the game in VR on both PS4 and PS5 consoles when Humanity launches this May.

Goodbye Volcano High (PS4 & PS5)

Release Date/Window: June 15th

Next, we got another trailer for the upcoming hybrid cinematic narrative/rhythm game/coming of age/interactive movie experience (all those things), Goodbye Volcano High which confirms its launching in mid-June.

Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections (PS4 & PS5)

Release Window: TBA 2023

Probably the biggest reveal for this writer and Naruto fan is the reveal of Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections as a part f the 20th anniversary of the series’ anime debut which looks like a compilation of every Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm into one single game. Players will be able to fight as 124+ characters all the way from the early years to the latest ones, plus two brand new characters exclusive to this entry with players finally being able to play as Asura and Indra when the game launches on PS4 and PS5 consoles later this year.

Baldur’s Gate III (PS5)

Release Date/Window: August 31st

Time for some Baldur’s Gate III action with a brand new trailer which confirms that the next-gen RPG experience is heading to PS5 on August 31st.

Wayfinder Closed Beta (PS4 & PS5)

Release Date/Window: February 28th

Let’s dive into Wayfinder, which will let players unlock cool powers as they choose a path and playstyle while pushing back a hostile force that has overtaken your world while playing alongside friends. You can get your first taste at this game next week as the game’s beta is releasing on February 28th, which you can sign up for now.

Street Fighter 6 (PS4 & PS5)

Release Date: June 2nd

Up next we got a brand new trailer for the upcoming Street Fighter 6 which showcases gameplay for three new characters including Zangrief, Lily (new character), and Cammy.

Resident Evil 4 Remake (PS4 & PS5 via PSVR2)

Release Date/Window: March 24th

We also got a new cinematic trailer for Resident Evil 4 Remake which reiterates the game’s March 24th launch date but teases at the end that a special demo is “coming soon.”

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League (PS5)

Release Date: May 26th

Finally for this State of Play, we get a deep dive into Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League which shows off a recap of the game’s story which is set five years after Batman Arkham Knight, gameplay for single and co-op play, and a behind-the-scenes look at the game for the developers behind it.