5 Things We’d Like To See In Next Week’s State of Play, But Probably Wont

We’re a few days away from Sony’s next State of Play, which will be held on Tuesday, September 24th. There’s a ton of things on our wish list, many of which we may hear about… but most of which we wont. Here’s our top 5 things we’d love to hear about, but probably wont.

5. FF7 Remake

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With Tokyo Game Show behind us, we’re now on the road to release for Final Fantasy 7 Remake. The game is due out in the spring, and everything seems to be progressing on time. That said, I’d love to get a more in depth look at the game on this State of Play. Maybe some semblance of how the story is going to progress beyond the beginning of the game. Unfortunately, given that we just got a new batch of information at Tokyo Game Show, I’m calling it unlikely.

4. Spider-Man 2

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Speaking of unlikely! I know this is the sort of thing that would typically get announced at E3, but Sony has made it pretty clear that they don’t need E3. (Or at least they don’t think they do.) Spider-Man 2 ends on a strong note and gives a great set up for the next game. I would love to get an announcement of the game now that Insomniac has been officially acquired by Sony.

3. Grand Theft Auto 6

Yea, I know. I give this about a 0.0000001% chance of actually being announced at a State of Play. But damn if this doesn’t feel like the right time. We’re a year removed from Red Dead Redemption 2’s release, there hasn’t been a lot of noise out of Rockstar recently… it feels like the right moment. I’m crossing my fingers extra hard, but I wouldn’t bet the rent on it.

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2. Honestly, Anything Coming Out After The Holiday Season

I have a feeling this State of Play is going to be dedicated heavily to near upcoming releases. With Tokyo Game Show behind them, this is going to be one of Sony’s last chances to make a play at holiday sales. We’re about two months away from Black Friday, so there could be a State of Play in October or November, but it seems unlikely. That said, I’d love to get a look at what we can expect in 2020.

1. The PlayStation 5

And this is probably why we’re not going to get many announcements for 2020. The PlayStation 5 is in all likelihood about a year to 15 months away. Any games being developed right now are definitely going to have a PS5 release in mind, and thus wont be announced until the system is. All the rumors right now are that the PS5 will be formally unveiled in February of next year, but I’m holding out hope that State of Play shocks us. Even if they just confirm that it doesn’t look like the pictures we’ve been seeing…

How about you? Do you think there’s a chance we see any of these announcements at State of Play next week? What are you hoping to hear about? Connect with us on social media at CheckpointXP on Facebook and Twitter and Checkpoint_XP on instagram!

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Kali Scales Kali got into gaming from a young age when her mom bought her a GameBoy with The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. She’s been a lifelong gamer, particularly fond of the Final Fantasy, Mass Effect, and Star Wars franchises. Her interests extend outside gaming; she loves comics and is particularly passionate about movies. As a member of the LGBTQ+ family, she feels strongly about working with charitable causes and has hosted numerous charity streams. She serves as the Head of Content for the CheckpointXP brand, but also as a producer for the CheckpointXP Radio Show. She occasionally appears as a guest on CheckpointAFK.

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