KEY POINTS

  • Sony will provide details about new games and updates
  • PlayStation State of Play event will air Thursday
  • Fans can tune in to PlayStation channels on Twitch or YouTube to watch

The last time Sony held a major presentation was in October 2020 and almost a month later, it officially launched the PlayStation 5. Earlier this week, the official PlayStation Blog posted exciting updates about a next-generation console. Fans can expect more details about it at the PlayStation State of Play event Thursday.

"Time for another State of Play! This Thursday, a State of Play broadcast will serve up new updates and 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 you last saw in June’s PS5 showcase," read the PlayStation Blog post.

After Hideaki Nishino, PlayStation senior vice-president for platform planning and management, revealed that a next-generation PlayStation VR is in development, some speculated it might be included in the upcoming presentation. But, Sid Shuman, PlayStation senior director of SIE content communication, says otherwise.

"The show is clocking it at 30 minutes or so, give or take. Can't wait to hear what you think! And a quick note: there won't be PlayStation hardware or business-focused updates in this show. We're focusing on great games set to come out in the months ahead," he wrote in a blog post.

In addition to the new games coming to the PS4 and PS5, Sony is releasing some of its first-party exclusives to PC. SIE President and CEO Jim Ryan has confirmed that consumer reception regarding the move has been favorable and the company intends to publish more in the future.

The award-winning "Horizon Zero Dawn" – an action role-playing title developed by Guerrilla Games – was ported to PC last year. "Days Gone" – an open-world action-adventure survival horror game – is also slated for a PC release this spring, he told GQ magazine Tuesday.

Ryan also provided information as to why Polyphony Digital's "Gran Turismo 7" has been delayed. Originally, it was pegged for a 2021 release but it was "impacted by COVID-related production challenges and therefore will shift from 2021 to 2022."

Perhaps more details about what is in store for the PS5 will be shared during the PlayStation State of Play. Gamers can tune to Sony's official PlayStation channels on Twitch or YouTube at 5:00 p.m. ET, Thursday to view the show.

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