February 2021 PlayStation: State of Play Recap

The first State Of Play of the new year is finally here and with the Playstation 5 officially on the market are due for a few updates. This thread will provide a recap of the Feb 2021 State Of Play showcase announcements.

  • Crash Bandicoot 4: I’t’s About Time Playstation 5 Update

    Toys For Bob dives into the enhanced features of Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time on PlayStation 5! The PS5 version of the game is available on March 12, the PS4 version is available now.

  • Returnal Gameplay Trailer

    Death is only the beginning in Returnal. See how the death mechanic and more works in this Returnal gameplay trailer from Sony’s February 2021 State of Play.

  • Knocked Out City Trailer

    Get ready for a knockout, brawlers—Knockout City™, that is! Grab your dodgeball and take aim: cross-play matches start May 21, 2021

  • SIFU Reveal Trailer

    Sloclap Studios introduced this martial arts inspired brawler, SIFU during the PlayStation State of Play. With awesome combos, destructible environments, and more, you’re not going to want to miss this trailer!

  • Solar Ash Gameplay Trailer

    Creative Director Alx Preston talks about what to expect in SOLAR ASH in this gameplay walkthrough. Coming to PS5, PS4, and the Epic Games Store later this year.

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach Trailer

    When fear takes hold…the stage is set. A chilling look at Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach from Sony’s February 2021 State of Play.

  • Oddworld: Soulstorm Trailer

    The accidental hero Abe is back in this all new entry in the cult-loved Oddworld series. Oddworld: Soulstorm is a return to its 2D, platforming, puzzle routes, while taking continuing its satarical and humorous charm. Coming April 6, 2021. Coming to PS4, with a free PS5 upgrade to PS Plus members.

  • Kena: Bridge Of Spirits Trailer

    Explore Ember Lab Studio’s magical world in this brand new trailer for Kena: Bridge of Spirits coming to PS5 and PS4 later this year in this first gameplay footage shown off at the PlayStation State of Play event!

  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade Trailer

    FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE is coming to PlayStation 5 on June 10th 2021 as FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE; a visually enhanced edition of the critically acclaimed and award winning game, featuring a brand new episode featuring Yuffie as the main character, and numerous gameplay additions for players to enjoy.


Final Thoughts: From what I’ve seen it was a lukewarm presentation. We saw more of the same titles with a little bit more info and gameplay but nothing that blew us out of the water. We received a lot of Playstation 5 updates for Playstation 4 games which is a good thing, However we need to keep in mind we are still within the launch window of the next generation of consoles. Which means theres little to show out side of smaller/ indie titles.

My Score:

Rating: 2 out of 5.

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