PlayStation State of Play September 2023: all the news and trailers

Sony isn’t letting Nintendo have all the fun. Just hours after Nintendo’s big September Direct Thursday, Sony will be hosting a PlayStation State of Play presentation to share some updates of its own.

This probably won’t be quite as jam-packed as the Nintendo Direct. Sony’s biggest shows are usually branded as PlayStation Showcases, so for this State of Play, we should probably expect an event that’s a little bit lighter. Still, I expect there will be some fun surprises in store.

The broadcast will focus on “updates to previously announced games coming to PlayStation consoles,” Sony’s Shawne Benson wrote in a PlayStation blog post from Wednesday teasing the event. “From indie and PSVR2 highlights, to major upcoming titles from our third-party partners, our latest show has something for everyone!”

The September 14th State of Play is set to kick off at 5PM ET / 2PM PT. Below is our coverage of the show, and we’ve also included a link to watch the video yourself, if you’d like.

  • Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is going to get to That Scene.

    You know, that one. According to producer Yoshinori Kitase:

    The story will unfold more dramatically than ever before, with a rapid pace of major twists and turns. We know fans are dying to see one scene in particular…

    I have a hunch things it might turn out differently than in the original game.

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will come with an even bigger map. The developers behind the sequel — Insomniac Games — have announced they’re “nearly doubling” the size of Marvel’s New York.

    With the expanded map, you’ll get to swing your way past the East River and web your way across Queens and Brooklyn while completing story missions, side quests, and city activities along the way. There are also new “Web Wings” that help you get across the city faster.

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  • Final Fantasy VII Rebirth has a new trailer and a February release date. To close out a rather tame State of Play, Sony knew it had to bring out the big guns. So it did… with the Sister Ray.

    Junon’s big-ass gun was only one of the many new glimpses of the open world we got with FFVII Rebirth’s new trailer. We also got a first look at Cosmo Canyon and Gold Saucer, and Cait Sith finally makes his appearance.

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  • A screenshot from Resident Evil 4’s Separate Ways DLC, showing Ada Wong standing over a cliff.

    A screenshot from Resident Evil 4’s Separate Ways DLC, showing Ada Wong standing over a cliff.

    Capcom’s remake of Resident Evil 4 is getting its Separate Ways DLC starring Ada Wong very soon: it’s due out on September 21st.

    The expansion allows you to play through sections of RE4’s story as fan-favorite character Ada Wong, seeing the suspenseful horror of the original game unfold through the supporting character’s perspective. Separate Ways first premiered when the original Resident Evil 4 came to PlayStation 2, further finding its way into later HD rereleases.

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  • Time to get freaky with the foliage.

    Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora has a brand new story trailer, debuting during Sony’s Fall State of Play. In Frontiers, you play as a Na’vi who was kidnapped by humans and raised as a child soldier on Pandora. After Jake Sully and his blue cat group kick humans off the planet, the former soldiers are left to rediscover their Na’vi heritage (which means connecting their hair tentacle to just about everything.) Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora comes to PlayStation 5 on December 7th.

  • Helldivers II is being released on February 8th, 2024.

    The new team-based shooter got a release date and a gameplay trailer during Sony’s State of Play:

    Join Johan Pilestedt and the Arrowhead Game Studio in a closer look at Helldivers 2 mission gameplay. Watch them take on a deadly Bile Titan using only their bare highly powered weaponry. This is only the beginning of our war against the enemies of Managed Democracy.

    The game is coming to PS5 and PC.

    A promotional image for Helldivers II.

    A promotional image for Helldivers II.

    Check out these shiny new PlayStation covers and controllers.

    PlayStation’s new “Deep Earth Collection” features DualSense wireless controllers and PS5 cases wrapped in a metallic red, blue, and silver finish.

  • Baby Steps comes out in the summer of 2024.

    Baby Steps, the game from the creators behind Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy, comes out for PC and PlayStation next summer. We also got some new gameplay footage (and it looks equally as tedious as Getting Over It).

    I ain’t ‘fraid of no ghosts.

    During Sony’s September State of Play, we got our first look at a new Ghostbusters game for the PSVR2, Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghostlord.

    You can customize your ghost buster with all kinds of cosmetics while trying and failing to not cross the streams with your shaky VR hands. Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghostlord launches October 26th, just in time for Halloween.

  • Roblox is coming to PlayStation on October 10th.

    Sony just announced the date during its State of Play show. The PlayStation version was announced on Friday at Roblox’s developer conference.

    Sony’s PS5 console.

    Sony’s PS5 console.

  • T-minus 20 minutes until PlayStation’s next State of Play event.

    You can watch the State of Play on PlayStation’s YouTube, Twitch, and TikTok channels when it begins at 5PM ET / 2PM PT.

  • Sony is hosting a State of Play presentation on Thursday, September 14th, the company announced on Wednesday.

    This State of Play will be focused on “indie and third-party titles from around the world,” Sony said, so don’t hold your breath for big new reveals from the company’s PlayStation Studios.

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