We could be wrong, but Sony's State of Play was a disappointment and lacked true substance.
We were already informed to check expectations by Sony before it even happened. I don't get what people are upset about. It's like people are expecting "AAA" game reveals every time we get a 30-40 minute showing. It's not meant to be an E3. It's meant to give some extra info on games coming down the pipeline.
actually i liked that cefu or however you spell it game
I don't get what's the disappointment is all about. I got what I expected and roughly what Sony outlined. Its the first State of Play of the year. And it would contain the updates to all the games that were announced before and are going to release soon. So the usual suspects are: Returnal, Deathloop, Kena, Ghostwire, Oddworld, Ratchet and Stray. So only Ghostwire, Ratchet and Stray were missed. And in place we got a new game announcement: SIFU (the art style is fantastic and gave Old Boy/Raid vibes). And remember Horizon II is a high-profile Sony first party title for 2021. So it's update will come in a separate Summer event along with God of War sequel update.
I got to see gameplay for some of my most anticipated games for this year .. So I'm more than happy..
Sifu* yes it looks great
Absolutely. Too bad they sold out to Epic, I don't like having to boycot good games.
That doesn't excuse it for being a disappointment
You people made it disappointed for yourselves for being so blinded.
You can be disappointed without the event being a diss appointment. “Disappointment” suggest there was something wrong with it as far as what was expected which cant be the case here because they told you what to expect. while you being “disappointed” is personal to you. There, fixed. (:
Yup people talk trash about Nintendo directs but SoPs have been completely disappointing.
It was a lame show ... nothing of worth was shown
I caught the last couple games expecting at least a bit of an announcement for the finale and was absolutely shocked what they ended on lmfao. Seriously literally anything else even from the show would have been a better finale. I think public perception of the show woulda been better if they ended with some sort of game reveal or new trailer for something. A comparison trailer for a small ps5 patch to an old game being streamed on low bitrate 1080p was not a good finale. They should really be doing video premiers instead of streams. The stream quality is so god-awful and it really hurts the games
What exactly was disappointing? How many new games do you want Sony to release in it's first year of ps5? No fun if they exterminate the competition.
Well, still better than anything on Xbox.
They could have just as easily released the trailers they showed on YouTube. Making it a State Of Play raised expectations that it was something more important than just YouTube trailers. So in that sense, it was a disappointment. Especially when they just told us PSVR2 was officially happening just a few days ago - an announcement they could have saved for State Of Play.
That just means you never seen previous state of plays then. SOP have never been on the level of E3's where they drop bombshells. They usually show games like today or an extended demo of game coming out like Ghost of Tsushima.
I don't know why, people have been crapping on State of Play vids since the very first one focused "too much" on PSVR.
In general most e3 announcements come in the same form. I prefer showing trailers instead of showing nothing. Also it wasn't just trailers...they showed actual gameplay. Sony wanted to highlight games for their event and consoles. Nothing wrong with that. It's the same with any other gaming event.
It was still a disappointment. Though I guess Release Dates for Kena and this New content for FFVIIR is great news especially when I gotta just pay for the new content only. I do need to replay. I was hoping for some new gameplay on Ratchet atleast. But I'll admit, this State of play actually sold me on Returnal which I wasn't interested in initially so that's a plus
Returnal is looking better all the time. Hope it will deliver as my expectations are getting higher. Also, I need to get a PS5 first.
I didn't intend to buy it at all before but may get day one now. I'm hoping on Returnal being good too. looks like a 3rd person doom style rouge like. Definitely not mad at it
Same, I wasn't really into Returnal and SOP convince me to get it lol
Snookies12 Absolutely not man I am playstation fan but this wasn't a good showing. They could have released trailers on YouTube. When you say this wasn't meant to be E3 actually sony and nintendo stopped doing E3 so maybe this is how we will get information moving forward
Exactly, this happened to give us a update on upcoming games.
Nintendo’s wasn’t any better. So if not disappointing, just not impressive .
It looks like Sony is just focusing on the western crowd. They don't care about Sony Japan anymore
I went in with zero expectations and was still disappointed.
Not disappointing for me, but I can see why some might feel disappointed. I am looking forwad to Kena and Returnal. I have both new consoles, Switch, etc, but haven't touched my PS5s or Series Xs in a few weeks. I've been playing heavily modded versions of Skyrim and Fallot 4 in my theater rig (3090). I find it interesting that more and more Sony exclusives will be coming to PC.
I don't get why you get Series X and have high end rig 3090, isn't that redundancy?
Sony don't do E3 anymore. It's an Xbox thing now.
Agreed, although I am puzzled as to why they don't show us more about stuff that's coming. Ratchet and Clank isn't far off and we haven't seen a whole lot on that yet. Now seems like a ripe time to hype it up a bit.
same as nintendo directs. People have sky high expectations and wanna get mad when none of said expectations were shown. This was pretty much just an update on announced games with a couple new things here and there. I mean, what were people expecting to see in 30 minutes? lol
Exactly. If Sony were to right now just show off God of War game play on their website and YouTube and that's it it would destroy the internet by itself. Sony is using their weight on showings like this to get the masses to see indie games. It's one of the ways they secure exclusives because they can guerentee x million people watch it live and get the details right away.
The only reason it's a dissapointment is because i won't be having a ps5 for quite some time and won't be playing that yuffie dlc. People with a ps5 and like ff7 are probably ecstatic right now to play some ff7 remake dlc. if you only own a ps4: nothing if you own a ps5: dlc and some cool games on the way
Personally I don't think an episodic game should have resources wasted on any DLC. Would rather all efforts go into the next part.
Yes I kinda agree, but at the same time. This seems to be new content. It wouldn't have fit in the mainstory since it's focused on Yuffie, so I don't really mind. I do think though getting the main game out needs to be priority though. I ain't going to be mad at being able to play Yuffie from now. Though I hoped it was Part 2 was releasing soon trailer lol
Actually i think It's difficult to distinguish DLC and main story when the main story itself is an episodic one. It's possible for the developers to fit 3-5 DLCs into 1 separated game and rename it to episode 2 or 3 without you knowing about it.
Kena is also on ps4, so that is something to look forward to.
Too bad no one is going to buy it there. It will probably be 15 spots lower on the PS4 charts than PS5 charts on PSN the month it releases, if it charts on PS4 at all.
@Jeece I wouldn't be too sure about that. I want the game and have yet to get a PS5 so I've been thinking about just getting it on PS4 instead
@Muzikguy When I say "no one," I don't mean it will sell literally zero copies, I just mean it won't do well. Look at the January PSN chart: in the US and Europe, Hitman 3 was #2 on PS5, but was down at #17 in the US on PS4, and didn't chart at all in Europe. The people who get on sites like this and pay attention to games outside of the very mainstream have largely already moved on to PS5.
Well it seems you too see one of the MAIN highlights in this showcase. LOL
Pretty sure I saw the PS4 mentioned for at least one of the games, Kena was one
It is February. What were you expecting?
It's not that. State of Play is not for AAA games, it's perfect for indie games and updates like the FFVII Remake. But some seem to think that developers like Rockstar are going to reveal GTA 6 on State of Play. They are not stupid.
Well, those people are just over the top with expectations like that. However, Ratchet and Clank launches in a little over 3 months and we've not really seen all that much. The most recent "trailer" was mostly footage from the initial reveal. I honestly expected to see even a short new trailer showing off anything really. Side note. You can't really say it's not for AAA games when one of the most anticipated AAA games from last year was the highlight of this years SOP and even that wasn't all that impressive.
June 2020, we were given a truckload of announcements about PS5 games as well as the reveal of the PS5 itself. It was amazing. This is February. You are not going to get major announcements in February. How is this new to anyone? How? @Gardenia No....it absolutely is that. It is February. What the hell did anyone expect would be announced? Uncharted 5? Come on.
I mean I'm excited for Returnal. Kena looks promising. I assumed we would get a re-release of FF7 on PS5, so that wasn't a huge surprise. Sure not every game was a homerun for me (don't care for Oddworld), but I don't need 100 games. A couple here and there are more than enough to tide me over.
I knew this piece was from vgculture before I even clicked the link.
Idk, looking at the announcements to come from this - I’m super underwhelmed. It’s getting to the point where I don’t know why the companies feel these are so important. If they are trying to drum up hype - they have all been falling pretty flat for years
Lol everytime they announce a State of Play, people decide that they want it to be E3+Games on+PSX and end up being really disappointed.
right, GTFO with this crap. I'm so sick of seeing this after Sony, Nintendo or even MS have a show. People need to stop expecting mind blowing, jaw dropping announcements. This is not E3, TGS or any other major event. These are video showcases for some games coming. Sometimes they may include fire but not every single time. Plus, not every show is going to be of interest to everyone out there. Regardless, this crap is really grinding my gears. Think State of Play, Nintendo Direct or the XB programs are disappointing. Tune the F out then. Focus on the games you want and wait for those developers or publishers to push info out.
Some of the games look good. The reality that us gamers need to wake up to is we are in a pandemic and high quality games are going to take longer than usual. Releases are going to trickle in. Plus publishers are on alert after all the backlash games like Cyberpunk 2077 received. It’s better to show a game once it’s ready. We will probably see less risks being taken. It’s better not to get too hyped with anything really.
I probably should have read this before I posted. 100%.
No Medievil 2 remake, Killzone or Sky Cooper. Sucked
If that’s what you’re hoping for... you’re probably gonna be disappointed for a long while...
Yeah pretty much.
I'd love another Sly Cooper game too, but I've since moved on. Sony has provided plenty of other great games over the years. I'll be there with bells if a Sly 5 were to get announced, so don't get me wrong, but that is just one of many series I've enjoyed over the years. As for this State of Play...I confess I didn't actually know they were having one. I used to be on top of this stuff, but for some reason I haven't been lately.
I'd love a new Killzone or even a remaster of KZ 1-3. Same goes for Resistance.
Damn your expectation like having the creator of GTA coming on stage revealing GTA 6
I dunno, they already said ahead of time that it was only focusing mostly on indies and some upcoming titles. Was pretty obvious it wasn't gonna be a huge deal.
I thought Sifu looked great, and can't wait to learn and see more of it in the months to come.
Sony shows games and updates of known games. Some not seen before like Sifu which I like. Some gamers: I'm disappointed. Ridiculous. Vg culture is garbage.
It really is.
I liked it, all the games looked awesome and fun and i would love to play all of them unlike what was at the Nintendo direct (with the exception of Skyward Sword) and that FF7 DLC and upgrade.. FINALLY !
Let's be honest. Sony has a set a high standards for themselves. The show was good with plenty of cool games to look forward to. But since it is Sony it wasn't good enough.
maybe they purposely made it bad so they can scare the scalpers into dropping the price
I agree, there wasn’t much content I found enjoyable. Though I’m sure final fantasy fans were excited, but I've always found Japanese games cringy and awkward. I gave Gravity Rush on the vita a fair try as an early adopter to the handheld, which confirmed my personal view that Japanese games are awkward in my opinion. Let the hate flow, I don’t care. It’s opinion