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The Biggest Updates from PlayStation's State of Play

How was PlayStation's substitute for their E3 press event?

Mar 26, 2019

By: Max Cannon

You may have seen the upsetting news that PlayStation isn't going to be showing up to 2019's E3 event. In fact, we haven't really heard anything too big from PlayStation since last year's odd E3 showcase. So it was pretty attention-grabbing when they'd announced their new series: State of Play. These videos are going to pop up a few times throughout the year and give us an update on everything PlayStation with a style that appears very similar to the Nintendo Directs. Here are the biggest updates from the show:

Iron Man Comes to PSVR

The show kicked off with an upcoming Iron Man game coming exclusively to PlayStation VR. Unfortunately, most of the trailer had a big old disclaimer that we weren't looking at actual gameplay. And, when we did see a bit of gameplay, things definitely looked a bit on the underwhelming side. 

Marvel’s Iron Man VR – Announce Trailer | PS VR

However, this game is being published by Sony Interactive Entertainment and they have a pretty strong track record so we could actually have an awesome game here despite a disappointing reveal. We don't have any clue on a specific release date but we do know we'll be able to suit up as Tony Stark at some point in 2019.

Could Iron Man surprise when it actually launches on PSVR?Could Iron Man surprise when it actually launches on PSVR?

No Man's Sky Beyond Gets VR Support

No Man's Sky is a space-exploration game that launched to some pretty extreme disappointment but has grown to become an impressive game made by a pretty tiny team. Now we know that the game is going to be getting full-on support for PlayStation VR when the game receives the Beyond update and totally for free if you already own the game.

No Man's Sky Beyond looks like it'll fix the game to be as good as was promised.No Man's Sky Beyond looks like it'll fix the game to be as good as was promised.

If you'd skipped No Man's Sky back when it initially released in 2016 then this may be a good chance to dive back in and explore with the Beyond update which improves the game for players with and without VR. Keep an eye open for the release when it comes sometime this summer to both Steam and PlayStation.

No Man’s Sky Beyond - VR Reveal l PSVR

Five Nights at Freddy's Comes to PlayStation

Fans of the horror game Five Nights at Freddy's will be either happy or horrified to see Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted coming to PlayStation VR later this April. This package will include the original scenarios and some new spooky situations made even more frightening by being played in VR. In addition to PlayStation VR, you can also pick up the game through Steam, Oculus, or with the HTC Vive. 

The horror of Five Nights at Freddy's comes to PlayStation VR.The horror of Five Nights at Freddy's comes to PlayStation VR.

Crash Team Racing on PS4 Gets Classic Characters

This summer's upcoming release of Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is getting a bit of PlayStation exclusive content that'll make your racers look a little blockier than we're used to in 2019, but they'll fit right in with fans of the retro classic. Check out the trailer below to see the drivers for yourself and return to the world of Crash Bandicoot! If you're not a PlayStation player, you'll still be able to pick the game up on Nintendo Switch or Xbox One when the game releases on June 21st. 

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled – PS4 Exclusives & CNK Content Reveal Trailer

Share Your Thoughts!

Did you see PlayStation's State of Play? Are you going to check out any of the games above? Share your thoughts below and let us know about your favorite PlayStation announcements!