We’re going to cover the individual videos and info separately, but, if you want to see the new format for the
PlayStation Direct State of Play, here is the VOD on YouTube. You’ll want to skip ahead about 13 minutes for the actual content, leaving you roughly 21 minutes for trailers, announcements, and info. It’s brief, focused, and extremely choregraphed to deliver maximum flavor without a lot of filling.
The first State of Play episode has a little for everyone. They pack more PSVR announcements than I would have thought. I appreciate them reminding everyone that this is still a priority. There are also kart racers, sci-fi, and free updates coming to existing games.
Strictly speaking, this isn’t my fully developed opinion, but my gut reaction is that it wasn’t bad. (We might even call it decent around here.) I would rather have a trickle of news, games, and trailers throughout the year as opposed to a massive flood at two or three times. It also seems to respect my time by getting down to business.
Let us know in the comments what you think. Is this a good way to deliver future news, or do you miss the good ol’ days? Why or why not?
Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.