Sony State of Play: when is the next PlayStation event and what to expect?

Sony State of Play is a semi-regular digital event, showcasing the biggest and latest PlayStation news, updates, reveals and announcements.

Since the showcase began in 2019, we've seen Sony use State of Play to reveal The Last of Us 2 release date, debut gameplay footage for Ghost of Tsushima, and drop new trailers for games including Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Returnal. So it's always worth tuning in to State of Play for the latest, big announcements on PS5 games, PSVR games and PS4 games.

Sony has confirmed that its next State of Play event will take place on July 8, and will focus on the upcoming FPS, Deathloop. Here's everything you need to know about Sony State of Play.

When is the next Sony State of Play?

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Sony has confirmed when its next State of Play event will take place: July 8. With the company choosing not to host a showcase as part of either E3 2021 or Summer Game Fest, we've had to wait a little longer to hear about what Sony's working on. 

Sony does typically host its own independent game showcase during the annual season of gaming, and we predicted that Sony would hold an even in July. It's set to give us a extended look at Deathloop, and some upcoming PS5 third-party titles and exciting indie games.

The last State of Play took place on May 27, April 29, 2021, with the one prior to that taking place on April 29, 2021 and the one before that taking place on February 25, 2021. While last year, the interim between these showcases was filled with some PS5 specific events, typically we see State of Play taking place every two to three months - and ahead of upcoming big releases. More recently, we've seen Sony hosting State of Plays more often - likely because it has had a few big games in the works.

What can we expect from the next Sony State of Play?

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The next Sony State of Play event takes place on July 8, and will provide an extended look at Arkane Studios upcoming FPS, Deathloop. The event will run for 30 minutes and will also shed some light on exciting indie and third-party games.

The State of Play event takes place on July 8 at 2pm PDT / 10pm BST / 5pm EDT (or on July 9 at 7am AEST). You can tune in via Twitch or YouTube, or watch all the action right here via the embedded video above.

Sony has explicitly said that no updates will be provided on God of War: Ragnarok, Horizon Forbidden West or its virtual reality hardware, the PSVR 2.

What was revealed at the last Sony State of Play?

Sony's last State of Play took place on May 27 and focused solely on Horizon Forbidden West. The showcase featured 14 minutes of gameplay from the highly-anticipated sequel and, while we didn't get a release date, we did get our best look at some of Aloy's new abilities and some of the new machines she'll be facing off against. You can check out the gameplay trailer above.

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