Pure Opinion: What to Expect from Today’s State of Play

Today’s State of Play could be something a little special. Rumour has it that we’ll be seeing Warner Bros. Montreal’s new Batman game in action, and we’ve already got confirmation that The Last of Us: Part 2 will get a showing. In this quick article I’ll detail what I think we should expect, but don’t take my word as gospel. There could be a few surprises in store.

The Last of Us: Part 2

Obviously we already know that Naughty Dog’s hotly anticipated sequel will be in attendance in some form, but what can we expect? My money is on a trailer, a bit of gameplay and a release date announcement. February 28th, 2020. There won’t be too much on show, mind you, as State of Play is a 20-minute broadcast and there are other things to show and tell. Expect around five minutes of time dedicated to Ellie and Joel. If Joel is even alive, that is.

Batman: Court of Owls

This hasn’t been officially announced yet, but I’m guessing that Warner Bros. Montreal will have their hard work revealed during the State of Play livestream. Don’t expect gameplay, just a fancy trailer laying out the game’s premise. It’ll still be hype-worthy all the same. It’s been years since we’ve seen Batman in action, not counting Telltale’s efforts. Expect less than five minutes of time for this one. Warner Bros. will no doubt want to make sure that other platforms get an announcement trailer and a bit more in-depth coverage.

PSVR Announcements

The big PSVR game coming soon to the headset is Iron Man VR, but it doesn’t have a release date, not yet at least. All we know is that it’s coming this year. Perhaps State of Play will be where the release date gets announced? I certainly hope so – I’ve had enough of being teased, damn it! I want to be Iron Man!

Aside from Iron Man VR getting a release date announcement, I reckon we might see a couple more PSVR game announcements. Whether they’re older games getting VR modes or new games completely built for PSVR, I don’t know, but I’m pretty sure we’ll get at least one new PSVR game announced. L.A Noire was rated for PSVR just a few weeks ago, so that may well show its face during today’s State of Play.

What Not to Expect

Don’t expect any word on the PS5. Just, don’t.

Wild Guesses

I’d love if Sony announced some sort of mobile-streaming solution. Since the PS Vita kicked the bucket (or was kicked into the bucket by Sony) I’ve had to make do with the Nintendo Switch to get my portable fix. That’s not a bad thing, though, as I really do enjoy the portability of the Switch. That being said, I’d love to be able to play my PS4 games on the go. Microsoft has the XCloud coming soon, so it makes sense that Sony will want its own solution in place before it gets left behind. I wouldn’t put much money on this one, but if someone gave me odds of 10,000 – 1, I’d definitely put a tenner down.

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