Sony's latest State of Play broadcast was characterized by a distinct lack of some highly-anticipated titles.
Fans and viewers of Sony's latest update event are not happy following the State of the Play broadcast this evening, Feb. 25. With no word on the long-awaited Elden Ring, possible PC ports, or even shortly impending releases, the PlayStation 5 (PS5) seems a bit barren to its audience. Not even the 2021-imminent Horizon Zero West managed to snatch a second of airtime.
Elden Ring at State of Play
Fans were undoubtedly frustrated with the showcase displayed during Thursday's State of Play. "Lackluster," "joke," and "waste of time" were among the most common phrases as Sony closed out the event with a look at the Final Fantasy VII Remake port to PS5—tagged as FF7R Integrated. The most interesting piece of which, of course, came as a PS5-exclusive paid DLC teaser featuring Yuffie.
"State of Flop," one user wrote.
"That was disappointing as f*ck," tweeted another.
"I could’ve been sleeping instead of this showcase," noted a third.
Other viewers bemoaned the lack of new, original titles coming to the next-generation console. One directly drew attention to how difficult the PS5 was to get in contrast with the titles that will be uniquely available for it.
IGN's Next-Gen Console Watch panelists speaking after the broadcast seemed to agree.
"I was definitely let down the with the collection choice, here," said Jonathan Dornbush, IGN's PlayStation Podcast host, "I don't know if we quite needed this event."
Ryan Mccaffrey, host of the corresponding Xbox Podcast, agreed, "That was mostly pretty underwhelming...It was kind of a snoozer for the most part."
"We are in the usual post-console launch drought where there is almost nothing...It's pretty quiet," he added later on.
Well, at least fans have the new FNAF Security Breach and Pokemon Presents coming on Friday to look forward to.