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How To Watch PlayStation State Of Play May 30, Time Of Broadcast

How To Watch PlayStation State Of Play May 30, Time Of Broadcast

For close to a month, it has been rumored that Sony was planning a PlayStation event. However, the debate was whether it would be a State of Play or a showcase. The debate was put to rest on Wednesday, May 29, when Sony announced a State of Play event for today.

How To Watch PlayStation State Of Play May 30, Time Of Broadcast

“State of Play is back!” wrote Sid Shuman, senior director at Sony Interactive Entertainment Content Communications on PlayStation Blog. “Tune in live for updates on PS5 and PS VR2 titles, plus a look at PlayStation Studios games arriving later this year.”

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Shuman revealed that the show will last for over 30 minutes and will feature 14 titles. The time for the showcase is 3 pm PT/6 pm ET / 11 pm GMT/ May 3, 12 am CEST / 7 am JST. The event will be streamed live across several platforms including YouTube, Twitch, and TikTok. You can watch the show below.

As always, those who intend to co-stream the show are reminded that some of the content that will be displayed may be copyrighted (e.g. licensed music) which is not under the control of PlayStation. Therefore, they must carefully consider how this may impact their channel.

Any conflict between the State of Play and Summer Game Fest?

The last time that Sony hosted a State of Play event was in January. It was a packed show that saw the reveal of Death Stranding 2, Stellar Blade, and Rise of the Ronin. The last two have now been released and have performed reasonably well commercially.

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While Geoff Keighley has confirmed that Sony is one of the partners for Summer Game Fest, the question on the minds of many is whether there will be a conflict between the upcoming State of Play and Summer Game Fest—which is scheduled for June 7.

Perhaps, that explains why Sony has opted for State of Play rather than a longer showcase. Our best guess is that Sony will skip some games from State of Play and reveal them at Summer Game Fest. Another option would be to have a cinematic showcase at State of Play and a gameplay showcase at Summer Game Fest.

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Whatever Sony decides, we doubt if gamers will complain about it. However, the rise of proprietary showcases by platform holders and publishers is increasingly threatening the continued relevance of cross-platform, cross-publisher events like Summer Game Fest.

Last year, E3 was shuttered after many publishers began pulling out from the show in the late minutes. Nevertheless, Keighley’s Summer Game Fest continues to thrive which also highlights his strong relationship with publishers and developers across the industry.

Are you excited about the upcoming State of Play event? Which game(s) would you love to see? Share your thoughts in the comment box below.