PlayStation State of Play Broadcast Arriving Thursday

Gamers, get prepped for 30 minutes of games and announcements with a new State of Play coming this week.

PlayStation announced a new State of Play airs Thursday, February 25 at 4 p.m. CT. It will be available to watch on Twitch and YouTube. The show will run for about 30 minutes and will include updates and deep dives for 10 games coming to PS4 and PS5. Some of these titles include new announcements as well as updates on those shown in the PS5 showcase last June. One sentence seems to point to the titles coming out in sometime in 2021.

“We’re focusing on great games set to come out in the months ahead,” Sid Shuman, senior director of SIE Content Communications wrote in the blog post.

Projecting featured titles

While Shuman didn’t reveal any titles by name, it’s easy to assume possibilities if you go back to the June event. The showcase kicked off with Grand Theft Auto Online coming to PS5 sometime this year and will be free for three months. Rockstar Games has yet to announce when the popular title will drop and Thursday could be the likely time to do so. Other titles likely to make an appearance include Annapurna Interactive’s cat puzzle simulation Stray, Ember Lab’s Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Tango Gameworks’s GhostWire: Tokyo, or even Neostream Interactive’s Little Devil Inside.

One title likely to be missing is Gran Turismo 7. The racing simulation received a delay and won’t be hitting the tracks until 2022. In an interview with British GQ, PlayStation president Jim Ryan blamed Covid for the delay saying it impacted production on the anticipated title.

“With the ongoing pandemic, it’s a dynamic and changing situation and some critical aspects of game production have been slowed over the past several months,” Ryan said. “We’ll share more specifics on GT7’s release date when available.”

Press Start will co-stream the showcase over on Twitch. Join in the fun of seeing the reveals and reactions from me first hand. Let us know what games you hope to see more of.

Jeremy Culver is the founder and owner of Press Start. He's been playing games since as long as he can remember with his favorite series being Final Fantasy. You can send him news tips by emailing

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