KEY POINTS

  • Sony hosted its first big PlayStation State of Play presentation for 2021
  • It announced a slew of games and updates for the PS4 and PS5
  • These include new titles as well as major updates to big-name games

Sony recently held its latest State of Play and made a lot of noise, particularly with the reveal of new games and content for all players to see. The presentation didn’t last very long, but it showcased updates on 10 games for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

Here are the games that were shown during Sony’s first State of Play of 2021:

“Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade”

Square Enix stole the show with the announcement of the newest episode for “Final Fantasy VII Remake” called “Intergrade.” The new episode lets fans play as the fan-favorite ninja Yuffie Kisaragi, away from the other characters Cloud, Tifa, Aerith and Barret.

The new episode also introduces a slew of visual improvements, a Photo Mode and more.

“Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time”

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time” gets a slew of upgrades and improvements for the PS5. Those who own the game on the PS4 and buy a new PS5 can also get the game upgraded for the next-gen console for free.

“Solar Ash”

Created by the same people behind “Hyper Light Drifter,” “Solar Ash” is a 3D platformer set in a black hole called the “Ultra Void.” Players take on the role of a “void runner” named Rey who sets out to save her world.

“Oddworld: Soulstorm”

The latest entry into the “Oddworld” franchise features a unique 2.5D gameplay and allows players to choose to become either a “pacifist” or an agent of chaos.

“Kena: Bridge of Spirits”

This indie game features a distinct look characterized by colorful, vivid environments and lively characters. Gamers play as the titular Kena as she fights against various enemies on her way to a mountain shrine.

“Knockout City”

Those who loved to play dodgeball as kids (and adults) will love “Knockout City.” This multiplayer title features dodgeball mechanics and lets players engage one another in a variety of modes, particularly 3v3 matches. It’s like “Fortnite” but without guns.

“Sifu”

Developed by indie dev Sloclap, “Sifu” is a brawler game that features distinct graphics. It feels like a kung-fu movie turned into a game.

“Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach”

The creepy franchise welcomes more creepiness with its latest installment, “Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach.” The trailer for the game showcases characters and more environments.

“Deathloop”

This game from Arkane Studios features fast-paced gunplay and a lot of action. It has a unique design, is in first-person perspective and is quite violent, but the violence seems blurred by the game’s colorful design.

“Returnal”

“Returnal” is a roguelike game from Housemarque. A trailer shown during State of Play revealed some of the weapons as well as other options available for players.

Yuffie_and_Sonon_bmp_jpgcopy Yuffie and Sonon Photo: Square Enix