Sony's State of Play continues to be the place where the biggest Playstation announcements happen. But is Sony properly utilizing the format?
It was pretty confusing wasn't it? Approved!
They are using the same method as Ninty and that's confusing?
True but for some reason Nintendo has it nailed down and I think it has to do with the fact that they always have surprises in the show. They show a bit of everything from bad to good to "WOW" while Sony shows bad, good, bad, good etc. I can safely say that the highlight of the State of Play was The Last of Us for the majority of the viewers while the rest was just OK.
But they showed cool games, but you know what everyone turned in for... TLoU2. Obviously everyone could care less about the rest
it's a children's console with children's games. so i can see how it is easy to "WOW" the kids. but we're talking about wowing adults which is harder to do. the last state of play had a few games that i want, including a vr game. I don't understand why Nintendo is even a part of this conversation?
It took a couple years for Nintendo to get there though.
Games journalists tend to be more "confused" if something is done by Sony than if it is done by other companies. I call this phenomenon the hypocrisy effect.
Per the article, it’s not the format of the show that is confusing, it is the timing and the contents shown in the show that is confusing. “There is a weird thing that happens during Sony‘s State of Play where it can feel like the only thing you remember is either the first game or the last game, but not much in the middle. Even going through the comments of the video, there were plenty of people praising The Last of Us Part 2 but didn’t see many other comments about any of the other games that got their time in the presentation.” “So what is the big deal about talking about Sony‘s State of Play? They are doing their own thing and we should let them do whatever they want, right? That would be all fine and good if it weren’t for the fact of how long it’s been since the last time we’ve heard from them. If this presentation was done after E3, then it would be understandable if there weren’t many big announcements. Then again, Sony did skip E3 and also didn’t really say much about their plans for 2019 during other conferences like Gamescom and Tokyo Game Show.” I did not agree with everything the author has stated but there you go.
MidiEvil demo announcement, Death Stranding console, Oct ps plus, LA Noire, and the last of us gameplay/trailer release announcement. not bad for a 20 minute show. what did people expect, all AAA new announcements? this is the only way Sony can show smaller titles without people crying about it. well i thought anyway. people are upset when they show these titles at E3, so they found a way to show them without taking up time from an E3 and still people aren't satisfied. a bunch of spoiled brats.
Nothing is confusing about em. They're exactly like Directs, move on
The only thing confusing here is why this article exists. Sony shows games during a games stream = confusing?
I saw it, what was confusing about it? It's literally just them showing teasers and trailers for either upcoming games or newly-released ones. I don't see what's so "incorrect" or baffling about it.
Sounds like it has to do with the author not liking, or not remembering, some of the games Sony showed. Seems to be a personal problem for the author, not sure why all of us needed to be apart of it.
It doesn’t take a genius to comprehend State of Play.
What is so confusing? They gave a bunch of trailers, Psplus freebies, playable demo, limited console, Vr news, and release date for upcoming games in 20 minutes. I don't have time for shenanigans, like three fake people having a fake conversation on five camera angles talking about one thing that I really don't need.
Nothing confusing about it. It showed small Indie games, VR games and some AAA games leading up to Sony's megaton selling franchise. What I often see is certain gamers expecting each new State of Play to show all AAA games only. And, want Sony to announce newer AAA games before the latest that were announced have even released yet. How spoiled some of you have become. I'm just going to say It: "It shows how poor the community is" when they can't just celebrate the broad selection of games that Sony puts out on their system. Gamers use the talking point of Sony's PS4 having a variety of games over other consoles. But then, turn their nose up when Sony is supporting the whole community. And not just the spoiled, AAA lovers that call themselves "gamers." It's not always about YOU. There are other gamers out there too. Not all games can be AAA. We've seen during each State of Play how the community fails in practicing what they preach about a variety of games.
Almost a disgrace to the PS brand.
Off topic, dors anyone know if the ps5 has ir doesplay 4K movies? Sounds silly i know and not all of the specs have been released yet i know but i would have thought it would have/be a 4k player then again i thought that it would make sence for the ps4 pro to play them too but don't. On topic...... I liked the state ofplay show. It looked good. Straight to the point showcasing games and sone impressive ones at that.
It’s a blatant ripoff of the nintendo direct. How is it confusing?
So I think I finally figured out what feel off about them to me. In SoP, it's just been full trailers with the host just saying here's our next item in between them. Whereas with Directs, when games are shown, it tends to be clips spliced together with the host talking over some of it, giving details, on to next item, and to me, that helps the flow of the video. Nintendo usually only shows full trailers for their big reveals, Xenoblade DE being the most recent example. I'm not saying SOny needs to adopt Nintendo's style one for one, but I honestly just feel like I'm watching a playlist with SoP.
How so? They announce tlou is gone be shown sky everyone tunes in then show a bunch of smaller games that would normally fly under the radar before you get to the main events. It's called a marketing strategy.
It wasn't spectacular except for the new TLOU2 trailer & the Medievil demo announcement but it was far from being confusing.
This has to stop, you’ve legit had nintendo directs that only showed off 1 game. And never have you heard anyone scream “underwhelming”. Stop acting like an individual game is made for everyone and that you can’t cater to others while giving a larger group what they want. This is called BALANCE! It’s perfectly fine to be BALANCED!
It's confusing to watch things. I just can't get the hang of it.
Don't pull a muscle reaching. lmao.
wat? i thought it was pretty straight forward actually
This format doesn't work for Sony IMO. They should go back to e3 and PSX
Nit picking much? pc, switch and xbox one players approving garbage again.
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