PlayStation August State Of Play Today: How To Watch, Start Times, And What To Expect

Sony has announced its next State of Play stream, which will take place today, Thursday, August 6, at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET. Sony says the stream will be 40 minutes in total. But while all eyes are on PS5 as we prepare to usher in the next generation, the company has already set expectations by stating that this event won’t focus on the new console.

You can watch the stream right here when the event starts.

PlayStation “State of Play” Start Times

  • 1 PM PT
  • 4 PM ET
  • 9 PM BST
  • 6 AM AEST (Friday)

What To Expect

After the PS5 reveal stream in June, updates for Sony’s latest console have been slim. That likely won’t change this week either, as the company has cautioned fans not to expect any big PS5 announcements. That includes updates on PlayStation Studios titles such as Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, and Horizon Forbidden West. This also means PS5 pricing will not be discussed, as both Sony and Microsoft continue holding out on pre-orders.

The event will primarily focus on upcoming PS4 and PlayStation VR games that are still set to launch soon. Although the announcement does mention potential updates for third-party PS5 titles, the wording explicitly states that the core focus of the stream will be current-gen titles and not next-gen ones. Any third-party PS5 title updates will be for games that were previously revealed for the console, and not new announcements.

Sony did reveal some more details about its hardware plans for the PS5, specifically what accessories and peripherals will be compatible with the next-gen console. While you will be able to use your DualShock 4 on the PS5, you won’t be able to use it for PS5 titles, relegating its use to backwards-compatible games.

Microsoft is also expected to hold another Xbox event sometime in August, hot on the heels of its late July presentation that saw the gameplay reveal of Halo Infinite. It has been suggested that Microsoft’s event will be focused on its heavily-rumored second next-gen console, codenamed Lockhart, but no official announcement has been made yet.

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