Unwrapping PlayStation’s June State of Play stream

This morning’s PlayStation State of Play conference had more pressure riding on its shoulders than some may realise. With the cancellation of this year’s E3 conference and Sony’s absence from said conference these past few years, many would argue that June is the time to shine in terms of gaming announcements. That being said, Sony had previously announced that this State of Play stream would focus heavily on PSVR 2 launch titles, although we always hope for more. I think it’s safe to say, Sony brought the goods. Let’s unwrap today’s announcements.

Resident Evil 4 is Getting the Remake Treatment

Starting things off with a bang, Resident Evil 4 is finally being treated to the long awaited and rumoured remake, following in the footsteps of the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 remakes. Also touted as one of the best entries ion the series,  today’s trailer wasted no time in showing off a 2023 release date, along with some atmospheric shots of various environments, with a final shot of Leon S. Kennedy, stating that “This time, it can be different… It has to”. While we don’t know exactly how different this remake will be, we do know that it’s launching on the PlayStation 5 on the 24th of March, 2023.

Spider-Man: Remastered is Coming to PC

PC fans can rejoice once again as yet another Sony PlayStation exclusive makes its way over to the PC. With the likes of God of War, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Horizon: Zero Dawn having already made their way over, this feels like an no-brainer for Sony, bringing one of the best superhero games of the last 10 years to a fresh, new audience. Spider-Man: Remastered will be launching on PC on the 12th of August, 2022.

Horizon: Forbidden West is Releasing its First Major Update

The critically acclaimed sequel Horizon: Forbidden West will be receiving its first major update, featuring a New Game + mode along with added weapons and trophies. The best part? It’s out right now. If you haven’t gotten around to playing Horizon: Forbidden West, there’s never been a better time. You can check out our review here.

Horizon: Call of the Mountain is on its way to the PSVR 2 

Along with the upcoming PSVR 2, a brand new Horizon adventure is on its way, and developed by both Guerilla and Firesprite.

Resident Evil: Village is Ready to Scare Us All Over Again in VR

While Resident Evil: Village is nothing short of fantastic, we don’t know if we’re ready to brave it all over again in VR. We assume this will launch in line with the PSVR 2.

The Callisto Protocol Received a Brand New (and Terrifying) Trailer

After a long hiatus, we finally received a fresh look at The Callisto Protocol, an upcoming space horror game that is sure to delight fans of the Dead Space series. The Callisto Protocol will launch on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on December 3rd, 2022.

Stylish and Violent Skating Romp, Rollerdrome Revealed

For what seems like a stylish and light-hearted take on the Roller Derby sport, Rollerdome packs in brutal multiplayer combat along with some neat trickery. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater eat your heart out. Rollerdrome will launch as a console exclusive on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on August 16, 2022.

Dating Action Sim, Eternights Announced

Eternights looks to mash the fury of hack-and-slash action with the nuanced decisions that lead to finding true love. Call us confused, but count us in. Eternights will launch on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 sometime in early 2023.

Street Fighter 6 Received a New Trailer

Announced back in February of this year,  this trailer gave us a look at some at some gameplay action, while highlighting the art style, which had been in question since launch. The series will also try its hand at open-world elements for the very first time. Street Fighter 6 will launch on both next generation and previous generation consoles sometime in 2023.

Season: A Letter to the Future is headed to PlayStation

From indie developer Scavengers Studio comes Season: A Letter to the Future, sees you take on an epic bicycle trip as you capture the beauty of nature. Season: A letter to the Future will launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC later this year.

Adorable Top-Down Action Game Tunic, Sets a Small Fox on a Big Adventure

Take control of a small fox as you explore mythical lands in an isometric action-adventure. Tunic releases on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on September 27, 2022.

Long Awaited Cat-Cyberpunk Game Stray is Right Around the Corner

We finally got a look at some gameplay for Stray, the upcoming third-person cat game which sees you sneaking about a futuristic city. Stray will be launching on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on July 19, 2022.

Lengthy Trailer for Final Fantasy XVI Shown Off

The sixteenth mainline entry in the long-running franchise pulled out all the stops. The 3-minute trailer focused on all things combat and dragons, further hinting that the franchise is confident in its newfound mechanics and faster pace. Final Fantasy XVI will launch sometime in late 2023.

And that’s a wrap! We hope you enjoyed all the announcements, and look forward to covering each of these games closer to release.

Matthew Arcari

Matthew Arcari is the games and technology editor at The AU Review. You can find him on Twitter at @sirchunkee, or at the Dagobah System, chilling with Luke and Yoda.