The 20-minute State of Play episode didn’t include PS5 news, but provided a Last of Us Part 2 release date and a fresh trailer, alongside other game reveals and content from PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios and beyond.
The live stream is now finished but you can rewatch it via the video at the top of the page. Here’s our coverage of the news announced during the broadcast:
- The Last of Us 2 re-emerges with a release date and new trailer
- Modern Warfare 2019 campaign trailer features returning characters
- Tetris Effect studio reveals ‘mesmerising’ PS4 exclusive Humanity
- Sony to release special Death Stranding PS4 Pro
- ‘Short-lived’ MediEvil demo out today on PlayStation Store
- Sony details Last of Us 2’s premium bundles including $250 Ellie Edition
- The Last of Us Remastered headlines October’s PlayStation Plus line-up
- Civilization VI is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4
- New game from Katamari creator due December 2019
- Rockstar’s LA Noire: The VR Case Files announced for PS VR
Sony recently confirmed The Last of Us Part 2 won’t be shown publicly at Madrid Games Week in October, despite a now-deleted blog post claiming it would.
Set five years after the events of the original game, the sequel sees players take control of Ellie, who was a secondary playable character in The Last of Us and the star of the title’s Left Behind expansion.
Naughty Dog vice president and creative director Neil Druckmann has said of the game: “From the way Ellie plays to the way she navigates through this hostile world, you’re going to feel her physical, emotional, and mental state expressed through every facet of gameplay.
“We’ve completely overhauled our engine, developed new combat mechanics, created new analogue stealth systems, and revamped our animation system to fully express Ellie’s desperation, resourcefulness, and unique agility.
“We’re also upping the stakes and tension of the world. Our environments are broader, more complex, and more detailed – bringing unprecedented realism, verticality and player choice to the world of The Last of Us.
“The human enemies you’ll encounter are now more threatening and capable, using sophisticated communication and environmental awareness to create intense, more dynamic stealth and head-on combat encounters.”