State of play of June 2 – promised third-party games

It’s that time of year, and State of Play returns on June 2 with 30 minutes starting at 6:00 p.m. Eastern, 3:00 p.m. Pacific – just a week and a change before the official unofficial E3 presentations. don’t start on June 9th. As with any State of the Game, it could have just about anything, from your wildest dreams to nothing remarkable. Knowing that the show “will have some exciting reveals from our third-party partners” will help this time around.

Your brain will go straight to Square Enix, naturally, especially Final Fantasy 16 since game producer Naoki Yoshida said their next trailer was literally ready. Of course, this would also very easily take pride of place as Summer Game Fest a few days later, which should have a wider audience. Then again, PlayStation has been home to Final Fantasy for exactly twenty-five years at this point. The argument for Summer Game Fest is also true for any other games that might appear here.

Other third parties with elements we expect to see include Capcom Street Fighter 6 and new Resident Evil 8 DLC or other games. Ubisoft has yet to announce its own show around non-E3, so there could be a Assassin’s Creed or finally the rebroadcast of skull bones. There are also giga-indies like Hollow Knight: Silksongclown makeup and all.

The only thing that really won’t be there is Microsoft or its associated studios – Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, etc. – because they have their own showcase 10 days later.

There’s no specific mention of first-party titles, although they do say there will be a “preview of several games in development for PlayStation VR2”. Despite what it might suggest, it doesn’t take God of War Ragnarok (or other first parts) completely off the table, although that certainly makes it less likely.

We’ll see on Thursday. To watch Tic Where Youtube.

Written by Ben Barrett on behalf of GLHF.

Joseph K. Bennett