PlayStation State of Play October 2021 live report

Star Ocean! Little Devil Inside! Other stuff! Everything as it happened. 

Well that was that! A low-key showing but one with some welcome surprises as well as an extended look at some intriguing indies - with Star Ocean's sparkling looking return the highlght.

Our live coverage of this event has finished.

Coverage

21:46

Hello, hi and good evening!

21:46

How lovely to see you on a... Wednesday night?

21:46

It is Wednesday? Just checking.

21:47

Well, what I do know is that in just under 15 minutes Sony's State of Play is going to kick off, and given that it's the first one of these since July I'm pretty excited.

21:48

To set expectations! There's a focus on third-party stuff, so no God of War or Gran Turismo 7 or Wolverine or, you know, anything like that. There'll be no PSVR2 there either.

21:48

So what *will* be there?

21:48

Well, I don't know! So that's why I'm excited to find out.

21:51

The soothing music and pleasant PlayStation visuals have started, and oh god I miss doing this in conference halls in distant lands.

21:52

It would normally have been around a month ago we'd be in Tokyo where Sony would occassionally put on a conference - I'm wondering if any Japanese partners will have much to show tonight.

21:53

I'd dearly, dearly love to hear something new on Final Fantasy 16, but I don't think that'll be on the cards.

21:54

There's also the prospect of intriguing indies such as Little Devil Inside, as you point out (hello riceNpea!)

21:56

UKRaver1980 says:

How about something on FF7 remake part 2 instead then?

21:56

That would make a lot of sense!

21:56

Speaking of Final Fantasy - Dungeon Encounters, the first game directed by Hiroyuki Ito since Final Fantasy 12, is absolutely incredible.

21:57

There'll be a review up tomorrow - it's been out a while so I'm sure a few of you RPG nerds will have been playing it.

21:57

Proper good, it is.

21:58

I sort of hope that heavily rumoured/leaked Warner Bros. Smash Bros. makes an appearance.

21:58

It sounds intriguingly vile.

21:58

I haven't seen Space Jam 2, but I've heard war stories from those who have.

21:59

Anyway, all that mystery is about to unravel in who knows what - disappointment may well lie this way.

21:59

I remain optimistic!

22:00

It's 10pm!

22:00

Now I'm worrying if I've got the wrong stream as mine hasn't started yet!

22:01

This is late, right?

22:01

Ah, here we go!

22:01

I should have spotted the counter in the top corner.

22:01

No, *you've* been hitting the bong.

22:02

I don't know what this is bit it's absolutely nuts.

22:02

It looks like Anarchy Reigns.

22:02

A little tiny bit.

22:03

themightyant says:

Stream quality is awful here. Same for others?

The game looks pretty shoddy but my stream looks just fine.

22:03

Deathverse! From GungHo.

22:03

It was certainly something!

22:05

Here's a new quirky... something... ushered into life by Kowloon Nights.

22:05

It does look beautiful.

22:05

We Are OFK - a musical game series about a band in LA.

22:06

Now I'm getting Sayonara Wild Hearts vibes.

22:06

And all of a sudden I'm getting excited - even if I'm probably a bit old to get this banter.

22:06

Some more Bugsnax!

22:07

I still haven't played Bugsnax. I feel bad about having not played Bugsnax.

22:07

riceNpea says:

Bug Snax. The launch game i loved until I played the second game I owned and forgot about it.

22:08

I think this is precisely what happened with me as well.

22:08

The curse of being a launch game I guess - easily overlooked by all the other new and shiny things.

22:09

If Five Nights at Freddy's also makes you feel old, don't worry I'm there with you.

22:09

Actually this whole presentation has made me feel ancient already.

22:09

riceNpea says:

I've never played a Freddie game. I have no idea what genre it is or what you do. What's it like?

Shit.

22:10

This looks a bit more polished but I just know I'm not the target audience.

22:10

Anyway!

22:11

Death's Door!

22:11

An absolutely brilliant action adventure that fully deserved its Eurogamer Essential.

22:11

The more people that get to play that the better.

22:12

ganonms says:

Is that Mega Man Kart?

22:12

That's exactly what I was about to type.

22:13

Maybe it's the 90s mania that's gripping everyone - I popped into H&M today to get a cardigan (I'm old) and all they had was ironic Friends and Nirvana t-shirts - but aren't there a lot of mad kart racers out there at the moment?

22:13

Okay, this and that Final Fantasy kart game that's coming but still.

22:13

That's enough to call a movement.

22:14

Anyway, they didn't even have any cardigans.

22:14

The King of Fighters, though! That's something I understand.

22:14

The announce of a beta, which I'm very excited to try.

22:15

Is this PlayStation Home?

22:15

Ah no it's First Class Trouble.

22:15

And yeah, this very much does look like Among Us 3D.

22:16

lazarusnine says:

The mistake was heading to H&M for cardigans when that was formerly the exclusive domain of Debenham’s

Tell me about it! Lewisham High Street isn't great for getting cardigans, truth be told.

22:16

Onwards!

22:16

To a game by Tri-Ace - a new Star Ocean?

22:17

Or one I probably forgot about.

22:17

This is new, right?

22:17

And it looks like Star Ocean has taken a fair slice of Xenoblade. I'm sort of here for it?

22:18

weebleman says:

How longs it on for martin? Asking because ive done it that much i feel like ive formed a habit.

This is a short one tonight - just 20 minutes means we're coming towards the end.

22:19

Here you go then! Little Devil Inside!

22:19

Is this set on the Jurassic coast?

22:19

This looks like that lovely stretch of railway in Devon that laps the sea.

22:21

This looks absolutely splendid - it was only dimly on my radar so it's my first time seeing its minimalist style and mash of genres, and I'm sort of bowled over.

22:22

riceNpea says:

Game of the show so far. When is Littel Devil Inside scheduled to release?

Hoping we'll find out shortly.

22:23

There's so much to it - crafting and exploration and *so much whimsy*.

22:23

bcdcdude says:

Ah! I'm a bit late, but Shenmue IV please!

Sorry dude, you missed it!

22:23

Looked cracking too.

22:24

So, a fairly low-key showing - as was billed - but there's more than enough there to excite me.

22:25

Mostly that after a run of really drab entries there's finally a Star Ocean that I want to play.

22:26

Now if you don't mind I'm off to go and play some video games.

22:26

Thanks for joining us here tonight!

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    Rain_Bird 1 month ago
    @riceNpea what has happened here?
    Here_is_Johnny 1 month ago
    One for to describe that showing....DREADFUL
    riceNpea 1 month ago
    No FIFA! Can't believe it! Thanks Martin. See you everyone
    themightyant 1 month ago
    Thanks Martin and co. Not the best but for a short 20min 3rd party show had 2-3 titles I’m interested in. That’s ok for me
    riceNpea 1 month ago
    I am whelmed.
    Khazmo 1 month ago
    That was dull
    themightyant 1 month ago
    * For those who haven’t played it! Doh!Don’t sleep on deaths door
    riceNpea 1 month ago
    Only 1 game of note, well 2. Star Ocean thing and Devil Inside.
    Redcoat-Mic 1 month ago
    I haven't turned on my PS5 on in months, sadly nothing in here that makes me think I will any time soon.A foolish purchase stemming from my lack of willpower.
    themightyant 1 month ago
    LIttle Devil, star Ocean & Deaths Door (got those who have my Played it)
    bcdcdude 1 month ago
    You teasing cad ;)
    budgietheii 1 month ago
    Sony has no games ;-)
    riceNpea 1 month ago
    Booooo. All foreplay and no orgasm!
    themightyant 1 month ago
    Argh no date
    nreq 1 month ago
    had no expectations for this show but somehow they've disappointed
    the_sas_man 1 month ago
    Overall, that was painful
    bcdcdude 1 month ago
    Ah! I'm a bit late, but Shenmue IV please!
    riceNpea 1 month ago
    Yes. Out now!!! Come on!!
    richtayls 1 month ago
    Looks like I’m going to have to buy some binoculars if I want to read any of the text.
    riceNpea 1 month ago
    Game of the show so far. When is Littel Devil Inside scheduled to release?
    SuperFurryPhil 1 month ago
    I don't know what's happening but I like the look of this.
    riceNpea 1 month ago
    Its so nice. Look at it! Its like going to Minature Town in Belgium when I was in primary school.
    themightyant 1 month ago
    Hyped for this. Had no idea it was kickstarted about 6 years ago until yestrrday. Original predicted launch was 2016!!!
    lazarusnine 1 month ago
    @UKRaver1980 To leave you wanting more?
    riceNpea 1 month ago
    Yes! Devil!
    UKRaver1980 1 month ago
    Why do these companies always show footage with really poor frame rates?
    riceNpea 1 month ago
    I'll play it. But not for £70
    the_sas_man 1 month ago
    I'm watching from LA and I still feel tired looking at this. God knows how you lot feel.
    mecha-blargh 1 month ago
    Square, tri-ace, space.Must be Star Ocean
    themightyant 1 month ago
    Star Ocean imitates Xenoblade
    weebleman 1 month ago
    How longs it on for martin? Asking because ive done it that much i feel like ive formed a habit.
    riceNpea 1 month ago
    Lewisham High St is good for getting bottled
    riceNpea 1 month ago
    Are You Being Served PS5 exclusive.
    lazarusnine 1 month ago
    The mistake was heading to H&M for cardigans when that was formerly the exclusive domain of Debenham’s
    SuperFurryPhil 1 month ago
    Among Us 3D?
    riceNpea 1 month ago
    Oh thosnos the PSPlus game. The Among Us clone
    the_sas_man 1 month ago
    Behold the Power of the Cell Chip!
    riceNpea 1 month ago
    Dolores. Look at her. She's bound to get people offended. Can't wait for that
    lazarusnine 1 month ago
    GeneriKart
    UKRaver1980 1 month ago
    We have Mario Kart at home....
    SuperFurryPhil 1 month ago
    Ah.
    themightyant 1 month ago
    Deaths door is brilliant! Cheap too. Definitely recommended
    SuperFurryPhil 1 month ago
    Looks like a Free To Kart.
    riceNpea 1 month ago
    Should I be excited? I've been hurt too many times by Kart games.
    mecha-blargh 1 month ago
    Kart game reminds of of Speed Freaks.
    lazarusnine 1 month ago
    Death’s Door was fun. Played on Xbox. Kind of a Zelda clone but also not?
    ganonms 1 month ago
    Is that Mega Man Kart?
    riceNpea 1 month ago
    Looks like poor man's Hades?
    themightyant 1 month ago
    @riceNpea cheap horror. Terrible but kinda good in a weird way.
    riceNpea 1 month ago
    Haha Martin. It looks like you're being generous after watching that.
    themightyant 1 month ago
    This is a huge step up from FNAF 1-5 which were all basically static screens
    riceNpea 1 month ago
    Sorry Ant, don't you have a PS5? Got a spare £1000, I may be able to help..
    riceNpea 1 month ago
    I've never played a Freddie game. I have no idea what genre it is or what you do. What's it like?
    themightyant 1 month ago
    At least you got to it!
    riceNpea 1 month ago
    Bug Snax. The launch game i loved until I played the second game I owned and forgot about it.
    riceNpea 1 month ago
    OK no...now its gone Persona if Americans made it
    lazarusnine 1 month ago
    I think I’m too old for this presentation
    themightyant 1 month ago
    Not so sure about the bants
    themightyant 1 month ago
    Love the art here. Fresh .
    riceNpea 1 month ago
    Sounds like a Final Space script.
    themightyant 1 month ago
    Switches streams to subtitles one and it’s better
    riceNpea 1 month ago
    I love all types of tea. But this isn't my cup of tea at all. Yes Ant the stream is awful
    themightyant 1 month ago
    Stream quality is awful here. Same for others?
    riceNpea 1 month ago
    OK start with the chaff..
    riceNpea 1 month ago
    Oh sorry, hello Martin! Here we go!!
    eshy76 1 month ago
    No biccies today, just a custard tart...let's go!
    riceNpea 1 month ago
    Fingers crossed
    riceNpea 1 month ago
    Little Devil Inside!
    Banksy122 1 month ago
    Deathloop incoming.
    UKRaver1980 1 month ago
    How about something on FF7 remake part 2 instead then?
    riceNpea 1 month ago
    Look forward to hearing about Little Devil Inside
    richardiox 1 month ago
    Hi Aunty Carol and Uncle Peter. Hope you enjoy! this is the one I was talking about earlier.
    Baritone 1 month ago
    Oh hi Martin, fancy seeing you here.