Just like Nintendo Directs or Inside Xbox, the PlayStation State of Play videos are one of the ways Sony updates fans with new game reveals, details, and more, so they’re essential viewing for anyone who wants to keep up with what’s coming next for PlayStation.
They’re easy to miss if you’re not paying attention though – so here’s when the next State of Play takes place, what it’s about, and how to watch along live. You can also take a look at our picks of the best upcoming games for 2021, and how to watch Square Enix Presents.
When is the next State of Play?
The next State of Play takes place on Thursday 9 September at the following times:
- 9pm BST (UK time)
- 1pm PT (West Coast US time)
- 4pm ET (East Coast US time)
- 10pm CET (Central Europe time)
Sony has said that that the segment will last for around 40 minutes in total.
How to watch State of Play
When the stream starts you’ll be able to watch on the PlayStation YouTube and Twitch channels. We’ll embed the livestream directly in this article closer to the time for easy access.
What to expect from the next State of Play
The stream will focus on updates from PlayStation studios and for games releasing this Holiday season. But perhaps more interestingly, there will be an update about the future of the PS5.
? Save the date!
PlayStation Showcase 2021 broadcasts live next Thursday. Full details: https://t.co/SN76KFLspG pic.twitter.com/KuN93OMq2d
— PlayStation (@PlayStation)
September 2, 2021
This is likely the announcement of a software update, which has been in beta testing. If rolled out, this would add M.2 SSD support, 3D audio support for speakers built into TVs and some changes to the dashboard.
Other suspected announcements include trailers for the likes of Horizon Forbidden West, Deathloop and maybe even Hogwarts Legacy.
One thing there won’t be is any updates for is the new PSVR headset, which has already been detailed at a developer summit. If we’re lucky though, we could get some other hardware announcements – perhaps a tease at a Slim or Pro version of the console? Here’s to hoping.