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Sony’s September 2019 State of Play Recap

PlayStation State of Play

Yesterday’s State of Play livestream gave us a bunch of new announcements, a very attractive new PS Pro and the release date we’ve spent three years waiting for. Here is your recap of Sony’s PlayStation State of Play.

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The first reveal of the presentation was a very interesting new human behaviour sim game called Humanity, an eye-catching title being co-produced by Tetris Effect creator, Enhance. The game is PS VR compatible and hits the PlayStation store next year.

The Last of Us Part II

The biggest announcement of the day was the release date for the sequel to 2013’s critically acclaimed The Last of Us. The highly anticipated The Last of Us Part II will be released on 21 February 2020. The game will be available across five different editions, including a special Ellie Edition.

Picking up years after the first game, Ellie is on the path of revenge after the woman she loved was seemingly killed by a group of surviving humans. Seeking vengeance, she must deal with the infected and other humans.

More information about the sequel will be revealed tomorrow after the embargo for the L.A. media event lifts.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Infinity Ward revealed the story trailer for the upcoming Modern Warfare game, as well as the real-world inspirations that helped shape its new take on the iconic franchise. Learn more about the game on PlayStation’s blog here.



The remaster of the PlayStation One classic has a demo which is also available now.

Playing the demo not only gives us a taste of what to expect when the game launches in October, but it also gives us Dan’s Helmet to use in the full game as well.

The demo is short lived, however, and remains available until the 6th of October. The full game releases on the 25th of October.

Death Stranding PS4 Pro

Sony has announced a Death Stranding themed PlayStation Pro console, which comes with a transparent yellow controller.

The console, which comes bundled with the game, releases on the 8th of November.

Arise: A Simple Story

In Arise, you take the role of a fallen viking warrior, you explore his version of the afterlife, reliving the best and worst of his memories.


No release date has been revealed for this title.

Civilization VI

The turn-based strategy game from 2K is coming to PlayStation and bringing its expansions and online multiplayer with it.

This is the first mainline Civilization game to hit the platform since the second game in the franchise, all the way back in 1998.


Katamari Damacy’s creator newest title, Wattam, has been revealed to release this December. The new trailer offers a taste of the game’s gameplay and story.

PlayStation Plus

To celebrate the release date announcement for The Last of Us Part II, the remastered version of the first game is being made available for free for PS Plus members. Joining The Last of Us is MLB The Show 2019.

PlayStation VR

L.A. Noire: The VR Files

Crime thriller L.A. Noire gets a VR make over with seven missions and three mini games.

Take on cases from across all fives desks through the eyes of Detective Cole Phelps.


State of Play

From the team at Free Lives and 24Bit Games comes a gladiatorial combat extravaganza. Take to the arena and fight the Emperor’s greatest warriors in this brutal yet hilarious first-person battler. Gorn comes to PlayStation in later this year.

Espire1: VR Operative

Espire1: VR Operative is an action spy thriller that puts you in the role of a super spy. Espire1 comes to PlayStation later this month.

Stardust Odyssey

State of Play

A space exploration sim inspired by the French sci-fi aesthetics of the 1980’s, Stardust Odyssey is due out later this year.

After the Fall

Arizona Sunshine creator returns with a PS VR multiplayer shooter, After the Fall. The game pits you and some friends against hordes of enemies in an alternate version of the 1980’s. After the Fall is due out in 2020.


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