Earlier today, PlayStation streamed a new State of Play presentation, and fans were underwhelmed, to say the least. The 20-minute video mostly centered on smaller games coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, with the day's biggest announcement being a new entry in Square Enix's Star Ocean series. While some of the featured games show promise, many fans have argued that they would have garnered more positive reception had they been released as individual trailers. Essentially, fans were hoping to see something that lived up to the hype of a State of Play presentation, and most seem to think this one didn't deliver.
Fortunately, the future looks pretty bright for PlayStation! This year is quickly coming to a close, and 2022 will see the release of major first-party games like Horizon Forbidden West and God of War Ragnarok. Those future releases won't make fans happy in the meantime, but those hoping to see some big, exciting PlayStation exclusives won't have to wait too much longer.
Keep reading to see what fans are saying about today's PlayStation State of Play!
The indie focus underwhelmed some viewers...
Did State of Play really only just show like 5 indie games?..... Someone please feel free to inform me otherwise if I'm wrong...— ferren (@ferren112) October 27, 2021
...while others called it Sony's worst yet.
Worst State of Play yet. Just do a blog post if that’s what you’re bringing, @PlayStation— Micah Hendrick (@dougsvest) October 27, 2021
Star Ocean was definitely a highlight!
just skimmed through the sony state of play thing, and wow, Star Ocean 6 is the only thing they showed that looked any good— Belle | Black Lives Matter | ACAB | Abolish Police (@VeryCoolBelle) October 27, 2021
PlayStation fans are a little salty.
State of play be like pic.twitter.com/BhJLafuP8J— CyberJosh 2077 (@Manwhometworld) October 27, 2021
Individual trailers might have worked better.
The @PlayStation state of play was bad. Just bad. Not saying what was shown doesn't have its fans, but damn. Why hype everyone up with a state of play when these could have just been individual trailers on YouTube?— Bo (@BigSushiRoll) October 27, 2021
Beavis and Butthead say it best.prevnext
Clearly this one didn't click.
That state of play was trash— pain. (@waterss_) October 27, 2021
The continued support for PS4 is still much appreciated!
Thanks Sony for at least having a decent amount of new games still getting released on PS4
ya know, since the scalpers are still hoarding every batch of PS5's that you ship out.#Stateofplay— Riku Namako | DJ/Gamer/Weeb (@RikuNamako) October 27, 2021