The June 2022 State of Play has concluded and there are a lot of big announcements. Here are all the games featured in the June State of Play.
The 12 Games Featured in sony State of Play (June 2022)
Resident Evil 4 Remake
With no time being wasted, State of Play immediately kicked off with a banger by announcing a PS2 classic making its return. Resident Evil 4 Remake is hitting shelves come March 24, 2023, for the PC, PS5, and the Xbox Series X. Get ready to relive Leon’s quest to rescue Ashley Graham from a mind-controlled cult in 4K UHD, then later on, watch out for the PSVR2 version of the game, coming out later on at an unspecified date.
Resident Evil Village PSVR2
Resident Evil 4 Remake isn’t the only game Capcom is planning to release for PSVR2. Resident Evil Village, initially released back in 2021, will now have an official VR version. Players can now play the game in a virtual reality environment and relive the events that took place in Castle Dimitrescu and beyond. As for when RE Village for the PSVR2 is launching, there was no official release date announced during the State of Play. We can only assume that the game will come out sometime in 2023. Hopefully, this version of the game can also top the fan-made Resident Evil Village VR game we talked about a couple of weeks back.
The Walking Dead: Saint & Sinners Retribution PSVR2
As previously reported here at ClutchPoints Gaming in our Sony State of Play Primer, a lot of games will be launching alongside the PSVR2 console. If one horror game isn’t enough for you, then luckily Skydance Interactive is also releasing The Walking Dead: Saint & Sinners Retribution for the PSVR2. Chapter 2 of Retribution is still expected to come out this year for the original PSVR, but the PSVR2 version won’t be ready until next year.
No Man’s Sky VR
Hello Games is bringing No Man’s Sky VR to the PSVR2 as well. Last year’s release of No Man’s Sky VR showed how just immersive the game could become when the entire world lays itself out right in front of your eyes. What more if you’re looking at them at higher graphics fidelity? While not a necessary, must-buy upgrade, we’re sure that a lot of enthusiasts will be looking forward to this version of No Man’s Sky once it comes out.
Horizon VR: Call of the Mountain
The only first-party title to come out on PSVR2 as of the moment is Horizon Call of the Mountain. Guerilla Games is back with another action-packed adventure filled with robot battles and lots of jumping. Prepare to experience the beautiful world of Horizon from your own point of view. In Horizon Call of the Mountain, players will play as Ryas, a former Shadow Carja Warrior who hopes to redeem himself by investigating a threat to the Sundom. As for the release date, chances are it’ll come out during PSVR2’s launch.
Horizon Forbidden West Major Update
Guerilla Games announced in State of Play major updates for Horizon Forbidden West. Starting things off with Performance Mode which provides improved visual fidelity. Take note that this mode will only be applicable to PS5 and PS4 Pro. Then we have Transmog, a feature that allows players to change the look of Aloy’s equipped outfit while keeping its stats. Another interesting feature on this list is Reset Skills. It gives players the opportunity to redistribute skill points in case they feel like they’ve messed up somewhere in the skill tree. A new difficulty mode called “Ultra Hard” is now playable. Finally, New Game+ allows players to replay the game with their endgame gear while finding new weapons and gaining new trophies. All of these new features are now available for both the PS4 and PS5 versions of Horizon Forbidden West.
Spider-Man Remastered PC
Insomniac’s Spider-Man Remastered and Spider-Man Miles Morales are coming to PC. The first game is coming out on August 12, while the latter will come out later this Fall. More and more of PlayStation’s first-party titles are going to PC, and overall, we think that that’s a good thing. It makes games more accessible, but one would wonder how this helps Sony’s chances of beating Xbox Game Pass in its own game. Regardless, we’re just happy that more people will now have the opportunity to play this masterpiece of a game. And oh boy, we can’t wait to find out what kind of mods people will be making for this game once it hits Steam or the Epic Games Store.
Stray is also featured in this State of Play and we’re finally getting a release date. What makes this game so intriguing is the fact that players literally play as a stray cat that goes out on missions. Annapurna Interactive literally thrives on intriguing and sometimes weird games, and Stray is right up on their alley. The game will launch on both PS4 and PS5 consoles come July 19. Luckily for PlayStation Plus Extra members and above, Stray will be free to download once the game launches (Take that, Xbox Game Pass!).
The Callisto Protocol
Once upon a time, we all thought that The Callisto Protocol is part of the PUBG Universe. The game, from Dead Space co-creator Glen Schofield’s Striking Distance, is no longer tied to the PUBG universe, but it still looks fantastic. The survival horror game takes place in a lonely, frozen world filled with mutants. It looks to be going for an old-school horror atmosphere, with sluggish movement and meticulous aiming, rather than the more action-oriented approach of recent AAA games in favor of something horrific. The Callisto Protocol launches on December 2.
If you gave Roller Derby participants huge guns, you’d get Rollerdrome. Athletes blast each other to smithereens while doing acrobatic stunts on roller skates, avoiding huge mechs blasting back with guns. This game kinda came out of nowhere and we’re still not sure what to make of it, but it sure does look interesting and compelling. I definitely love the cel-shaded graphics that remind me of XIII back when it was still good. Rollerdome will launch on both the PS4 and PS5 on August 16.
Eternights is a new adventure set to release in ‘Early 2023,’ in which we’ll endeavor to make the best of life in the post-apocalyptic world — rescuing the planet, finding love, and so on. The Eternights debut trailer effectively demonstrated the game’s unique mixture of love narrative and haptic combat, emphasizing the dungeon exploration and courting that would be necessary. Basically a game that mixes Action RPG and dating sim, Eternights look promising, especially for anime fans.
Street Fighter 6
Capcom has officially shown Street Fighter 6 gameplay footage following its very sparse introduction earlier this year. It appears to be a real, long-overdue upgrade for the franchise, with amazing new visuals, tight and competitive action, and an adventure mode that allows you to explore Capcom’s larger universe. Jamie, Luke, Chun Li, and Ryu have all been confirmed on the Street Fighter 6 lineup. In 2023, Street Fighter 6 will release on PC, Xbox Series X, PS4, and PS5.
Tunic arrives on both PS4 and PS5
Tunic, a cute action puzzle game featuring a charming fox that was a surprise hit when it originally came out on PC, will launch on September 27 for the PS4 and PS5. PlayStation users will finally be able to play this adorable Zelda-inspired game, and no PlayStation user should miss out on this.
Season: A Letter to the Future
Season: A Letter to the Future, Scavengers Studio’s gorgeous new game, finally has a release window. Launching sometime this Fall, it’s billed as “A Letter to the Future,” in which you use your camera to chronicle the world’s final moments.
Final Fantasy 16
Next Summer, Final Fantasy 16 will officially launch as a console exclusive for the PS5. Square Enix has commemorated the occasion with a sleek new teaser that reveals more plot beats as Clive and the group deal with a globe in disarray as several nations wage war on one another. Along with another look at the majestic Eikons Ifrit, Garuda, Shiva, and Ramuh, we also get a glimpse of Clive chopping and slashing his way through a slew of adversaries, indicating that the next major Final Fantasy game will have an even more action-oriented combat focus. We’ve waited so long for this game’s release date, and while Summer 2023 feels like a lifetime away, we’re just glad that Yoshi-P is finally showing us a better picture of Final Fantasy 16 already.
That sums up every game announced and featured for the latest edition of Sony’s State of Play. For more gaming news, check out ClutchPoints Gaming.