The latest PlayStation stand in 2020 focused on multiple games, offering both quick glimpses of PlayStation 4 and PS5 titles as well as in-depth insights into a handful of games like Bugsnax and Godfall.
The shortest announcement of the event turned out to be the largest. Hitman III, as well as the previous two entries in the trilogy, get full PSVR support. This news was paired with a brief glimpse of the upcoming game's virtual reality gameplay, with Agent 47 coming from the first person.
Bugsnax, a game that spread to social media thanks to its catchy theme song, has received a full gameplay look. The title is in the first person and the player documents and captures the title creatures. The gameplay demo showed that the character photographs the different animals before collecting them with traps. It ended up showing what looked like a cross between a pizza and a dragon, so not all animals seem cute and friendly. The game will be released on PS5 during the 2020 holiday season.
Braid, one of the most popular games of the PS3 and Xbox 360 generation, receives an anniversary edition with a complete visual overhaul. The new version will blend more closely into the moving style of painting that the first game creates with incoming and outgoing brush strokes.
Control teased its upcoming AWE DLC, which will be released on August 27, with a gameplay trailer. Developer Remedy's previous game, Alan Wake, has been confirmed to exist in the world of control. The DLC shows players exactly how the two worlds are connected.
Two new titles have also been announced for the PS5. A For Honor, titled Hood: Outlaws and Legends, will be released in 2021 alongside TemTem, an MMO that started on PC Early Access and is very reminiscent of Pokémon gameplay.
The Pathless, a game that has been in development for years, was given a comprehensive review and showed its character running, sliding, firing the bow, and flying around its eagle companion. The game will be available on PS5 but has not received any information about the release window.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's time to show your playable characters and an inverted mode for all levels. Developer Toys for Bob partnered with Beenox to design these variations, each of which offered a radically new look to the levels as well as changes to the gameplay.
Spelunky 2 received some quick updates and will be released on September 15th. It also showed short trailers for Genshin Impact, the anime-inspired RPG Breath of the Wild, the puzzle game The Pedestrian, Aeon Must Die, and Auto Chess, a title that takes the board game to the next level.
Vader Immortal, the Virtual Wars Star Wars title that has been available on the Oculus Quest for some time, featured new PSVR gameplay, including legendary movie lightsabers for its dojo training arena and new powers.
Godfall, the first PS5 game to appear at The Game Awards 2019, had a comprehensive look at the gameplay. The game is a “looter slasher” and differs from other loot grinding games in that it does not receive any new equipment after the start and all items are available via the gameplay in the game. The presentation showed how the various styles of play are determined by the player's choice of weapon.
Now that summer is coming to an end and autumn is just around the corner, the State of Play has completed the latest releases of PS4 and has delved deeper into PS5.