Sony’s State of Play event brought a lot to the table tonight. In fact, for a show of hardly forty minutes — it was quite a lot of content to cram into our eye sockets. And yet, even with the staggering amount of announcements made, there were still certain key roles that felt missing from the showcase. God of War: Ragnarok, Horizon: Forbidden West, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart — to name but a few. All of these seemed to be on the back-burner for the duration of the event — and fans aren’t too happy about it, either.
In the run-up to the annual event, streamers around the world lined up to witness the future of the PlayStation brand. With new games being announced and adaptations being developed — it seemed like the perfect opportunity to reveal a few heavy-hitters for the upcoming year. Only, that wasn’t the case, and fans were left to scratch their heads after confronting the elephant in the room. The event dissolved, and some pretty big questions were left hanging over a few million heads with no plausible explanations.
“Where is Kratos? Aloy? Anybody?”
What did Sony have to say before the show?
A few days ago, Sony looked to the official PlayStation blog to explore the State of Play event. In the post, Senior Director Sid Shuman mentioned “deep dives for 10 games coming to PS4 and PS5, including new game announcements and updates on some of the third-party and indie titles.” And, while we did get to watch a bundle of intriguing concepts in the works, the bulk of the show definitely seemed to be missing a few familiar faces.
Fans have now started comparing the PlayStation event to last week’s Nintendo Direct showcase, which proved to be just as underwhelming as tonight’s show. With the focal point aiming more towards updates rather than genuinely interesting teasers, players were left to walk away feeling somewhat unsatisfied. And now, unfortunately, it’s looking like PlayStation is getting the same cold shoulder.
Perhaps Sony can pull something else out of the bag later this year? We’re not holding our breath or anything — but it certainly seems like the gamers have been short-changed on this one. We’ll be keeping an ear to the ground should anything a little more exciting come to fruition, though.