PlayStation State of Play Confirmed, New Game Announcements but No PS5

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Sony's officially announced its next PlayStation State of Play, which is its version of the Nintendo Direct. Since the last PlayStation State of Play was in May and Sony skipped E3 2019 this year, this upcoming State of Play will be one of PlayStation's biggest events of 2019. Fans can tune in to watch on September 24 at 1:00pm PT.

While Sony hasn't announced any specific plans about the upcoming State of Play, it has confirmed some details in order to manage expectations. Perhaps most importantly, Sony has confirmed that there are no plans to reveal details about the next generation of PlayStation consoles. In other words, the PlayStation 5 will not be making an appearance in next week's State of Play. Perhaps there will be a PlayStation Experience or PlayStation Meeting event later this year for Sony to reveal the PS5, as some rumors have indicated, but that hasn't been confirmed at this time.

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The PS5 may be absent from the upcoming State of Play, but Sony is still going to make it exciting. Sony has confirmed that the presentation will last around 20 minutes and  that viewers should expect a "pretty hefty show." Content will include multiple new game reveals as well as new content from PlayStation's first-party studios. Perhaps the most curious tease is for "a host of other updates."

What PlayStation fans are likely most excited for is the status of Sony's first-party lineup. Specifically, updates regarding both Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us 2 will be highly anticipated. There's been some speculation that Ghost of Tsushima is being delayed to late 2020, to be a PS5 launch title. Sony will hopefully update fans regarding whether that's true. As for The Last of Us 2, a release date announcement would certainly justify the State of Play on its own.

Sony's State of Play is bound to be a hot topic of discussion. PlayStation fans are practically begging for news about the PlayStation 4's lineup for the rest of 2019 going into 2020. And Sony's been surprisingly withholding so far this year, likely because the publisher is reserving some of its development resources to make the PS5's launch and launch year special. Late 2019 and 2020 may be slower as a result, but given all of the PS4's third-party support "slow" isn't necessarily very slow. The upcoming State of Play will likely make that abundantly clear.

Sony's next PlayStation State of Play airs on September 24, starting at 1:00 pm PT.

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