State of Play Dec. 2019: The beginning of the end of this generation

As we are approaching a brand new year, Sony provides one last “State of Play” 20 minute stream full of announcements on upcoming games, as a way to tie up the year 2019 as well as get people looking forward to upcoming games in the year 2020. Here’s all the announcements they’ve made for the last State of Play for 2019.

First announcement is an official announcement for Untitled Goose Game heading to PS4 just a week after this announcement. Released in September of this year on Nintendo Switch and PC, this acclaimed Indie goose simulator will hit PlayStation 4 in December 17th.

Next was an announcement for Spellbreak for PlayStation 4, a battle royale game. Dissimilar to the more universally known “Fortnite” battle royale game, this one is set in a fantasy-like setting and the combat is centered around spellcasting, as the name implies. A closed beta will begin in Spring of 2020, and you can register for it in playspellbreak.com.

Next, Media Molecule (LittleBigPlanet, Tearaway) has finally announced a release date for the complete version of Dreams, which they have been working on since the beginning of the 8th generation. The game has been in Early Access since April of 2019, and has now been removed in order to anticipate the full launch, coming February 14th 2020.

Next up is a game known as Superliminal. It appears to be a first-person puzzle game that focuses on perspective and how you can manipulate everything around you in order to solve the tasks ahead. A very interesting concept, to say the least.

Next was Paper Beat, a PlayStation VR exclusive announced earlier this year. This game focuses on interacting with creatures and the environment surrounding you, but much of this is still shrouded in mystery. VR owners will be able to find out soon, as they confirmed it will release in the first quarter of 2020.

After that, the Kingdom Hearts Remind DLC trailer was shown . . . again. This post-game DLC will be sold for $29.99 and will feature new story elements, the return of particular characters from the Final Fantasy series, and new playable characters altogether. The Remind DLC releases January 23rd 2020 on PlayStation 4.

Predator Hunting Grounds was shown off with more gameplay footage and a release date. This asymmetrical multiplayer 1vMany action game will be released for PlayStation 4 on April 24th, 2020.

Next was a gameplay reveal for Babylon’s Fall, a title that PlatinumGames announced back in mid-2018. It will be published by Square Enix, who worked with them to create Nier Automarta. While they were not able to tell much else, they claim more information will be revealed in the Summer of 2020.

After that, was the official announcement for the recently-leaked “Resident Evil 3” which is a reimagining of the original Resident Evil 3: Nemesis released on PlayStation 1 back in September of 1999. Not only that, but they also revealed that “Project Resistance” is not a separate game, but a new mode that will be included with Resident Evil 3 as a new multiplayer game mode . . . I’m willing to wager that people trashing on Project Resistance for merely existing must feel pretty silly for their knee jerk reactions. Anyway, this is all coming out much sooner than people expected, April 3rd 2020.

Near the end of the stream, Ken Kutaragi sends a special message as one of the original creators of the Playstation and former Chairman of Sony Computer Entertainment, as his way to mark the 25th anniversary of the Playstation which was December 3rd 2019. It was a heartfelt thank you to all the fans out there that helped create PlayStation’s legacy. That includes you. Yeah, you!

Wrapping up this stream is Ghost of Tsushima, an upcoming game by Sucker Punch Productions (Sly Cooper, Infamous). Some new footage was shown, but very briefly, for more will be shown later this week during The Game Awards 2019.

That is all for now. Sony has many plans ahead to keep going strong for PlayStation 4 for the year 2020, before moving towards a brand new generation that’s starting that same year! There’s no telling where they want to go in order to continue striving in the gaming industry, and that alone is very exciting.

Henry Perez

Earliest gaming memory was playing Contra III: The Alien Wars for hours trying to learn enemy patterns but never getting very far. Now an aficionado in the run-n-gun subgenre. While he loves challenging gameplay, he has a big appreciation for deep and interesting narratives in the medium as well. Favorite games range from Metal Slug to Silent Hill. While he loves classic video games before and during his childhood, he is always looking forward to new titles in the horizon, both indie and AAA high-profile. In his spare time, he creates Youtube videos about his favorite franchises under the name "GhenryPerez"

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