Recently, there’s been a rumor suggesting that Sony’s next State of Play live stream will happen sometime this month, and on Monday morning, the company confirmed the rumor, saying that the stream will begin on Thursday, August 6 at 4 PM Eastern, 1 PM Pacific.
In addition to Sony announcing the date for their next State of Play, they said that there won’t be any major news regarding the PlayStation 5, as the stream will focus on upcoming games for the PlayStation 4 and PSVR, and a few quick check-ins on upcoming third-party and independent games.
“And just to be super clear — there will be no PlayStation Studios updates in Thursday’s episode,” said Sony regarding Thursday’s State of Play. “There won’t be any updates around hardware, business, preorders, or dates either. On Thursday, our focus is squarely on showcasing some cool upcoming games coming to the broader PlayStation ecosystem. Should be fun!”
State of Play returns Thursday at 1:00pm Pacific!
What to expect:
▪️ A focus on upcoming PS4 & PS VR games
▪️ A few quick check-ins on third-party and indie games from June’s PS5 showcase
▪️ No big PS5 announcements!
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) August 3, 2020
After Sony revealed the date for their next State of Play, the PlayStation Blog detailed which PS4 accessories will be compatible with their next-generation console, and you can check out the full list below.
- Specialty peripherals, such as officially licensed racing wheels, arcade sticks, and flight sticks, will work with PS5 games and supported PS4 games.The Platinum and Gold Wireless Headsets, as well as third-party headsets that connect via USB port or audio jack, will work on PS5 (the headset companion app is not compatible with PS5).The DualShock 4 wireless controller and PlayStation officially licensed third-party gamepad controllers will work with supported PS4 games.Both the PS Move Motion Controllers and the PlayStation VR Aim Controller will work with supported PS VR games on PS5.
Even though Activision still hasn’t revealed the rumored Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, that could change during Thursday’s State of Play. Earlier this year, the publisher confirmed that this year’s Call of Duty game is looking good, and is still on track to be released later this year. By this time last year, the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare relaunch had officially been revealed, and the devs had already revealed some of the game’s multiplayer details.
There’s also some speculation regarding whether or not we’ll see any new gameplay from Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, which is currently scheduled to be released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 2.
Although there won’t be any major PlayStation 5 announcements, Sony could reveal when they’re going to give us more information regarding their next-generation console.