Everything We Saw At PlayStation’s State Of Play Event

Today Sony held another State of Play event, showing off upcoming titles for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. Today’s event featured expansions for Resident Evil 4 and Tales of Arise, another look at a very funny walking simulator, and one epic, mega huge trailer for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, which will launch on two (count ‘em) discs on February 29 of next year.

Let’s get into it.

Baby Steps

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You know, sometimes you just wake up in a mud puddle in the forest and need to figure out how to walk. Well if you’re lucky or something and haven’t experienced that in reality, then Baby Steps looks like a solid simulation of such an experience. Try to walk, fall down, talk to yourself, rinse and repeat.

Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord

Sony Pictures Virtual Reality / PlayStation

PS VR2 will be seeing some cooperative ghost-capturing action soon with Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord.

Resident Evil 4 Remake VR mode

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Ready to play Resident Evil 4 yet again? PS VR2 will soon be home to a VR mode for Resident Evil 4, featuring the reimagined gory violence of this classic, undying entry in the legendary horror series.

Resident Evil 4: Separate Ways


Starring Ada Wong, Resident Evil 4 will see an expansion by way of Separate Ways, which will tell a parallel story to the main events of RE4. It releases on September 21, 2023.

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora

Ubisoft / PlayStation

James Cameron’s brightly colored fantasy world is coming to the land of video games by way of a first-person adventure adaptation (though you’ll get to ride some flying creatures in third-person, it seems). Like in the movies, those pesky humans are out to destroy the serene and lush environments of Pandora. It’s up to you to stop ‘em.

Ghostrunner 2

One More Level / IGN

Ghostrunner 2 will be arriving on PS5 on October 26. You can download a free demo of this fast-paced run-and-slash game today.

Deep Earth Collection PS5 plates and controller colors


If you’ve been looking for some new colors for your PS5, there are some on the way with Volcanic Red, Cobalt Blue, and Sterling Silver.

Helldivers II

Arrowhead Game Studios / IGN

In a close look at Helldivers II gameplay, today’s State of Play showed off the cooperative nature of this third-person shooter. With four players taking on some beastly lookin’ aliens, this looks like a pretty good excuse to round up some friends to devastate some alien wildlife.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Insomniac / PlayStation

Today we got a closer look at the open-world environment of Spider-Man 2. Not only will you have Manhattan Island, but also Brooklyn, and Queens—also known as the best borough.

Tales of Arise: Beyond the Dawn

Bandai Namco / PlayStation

Tales of Arise will see a new DLC expansion hit PS5 on November 9, 2023.

Honkai Star Rail

miHoYo / PlayStation

Featuring eye-pleasing combat and some slick anime style, Honkai Star Rail launches for PS5 on October 11, 2023.


Square Enix / PlayStation

This Splatoon-like trades ink for foam and features specific characters similar to that of a hero shooter. The open beta launches in late September.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

Square Enix / PlaySttaion

Anticipation is at a fever pitch for the continuation of Final Fantasy VII’s remake project. Today’s trailer showed off some classic environments and scenarios from the original game, as well as some wildly unexpected twists (what’s with Zack carrying Cloud into Midgar?). We also saw some vehicular travel including an, uh, Segway? There’s a ton of stuff packed into this trailer, so you can bet we’ll be watching it several times over. And then some more.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth launches on February 29, 2024.

And that was it for today’s brief but very cool State of Play event. Now, I’m gonna go daydream some more about Final Fantasy VII.

Overwatch 2 Reveals Music Event With K-pop Group LE SSERAFIM

An image shows Overwatch 2 and Le SSERAFIM's collaboration event poster.

Image: Blizzard

Overwatch 2 has been taking a page out of Fortnite’s book lately, increasingly making cross-cultural, in-game collaborations part of its repertoire. We’ve already seen crossovers with the popular Shonen Jump anime One Punch Man, WWE superstar John Cena, and a Blizzard in-house collaboration with Diablo IV. Now, the free-to-play hero shooter is setting its sights on a music collaboration with the popular K-pop girl group LE SSERAFIM.

On October 18, Blizzard announced Overwatch 2’s first music collaboration, which will see a custom game mode and hero skins inspired by K-pop stars LE SSERAFIM appear in the shooter on November 1. LE SSERAFIM is the five-member girl group behind popular songs like “FEARLESS” and “ANTIFRAGILE.” The collab will see a LE SSERAFIM-inspired custom game mode and items like hero skins coming to Overwatch 2 on November 1. But Blizzard isn’t just sprinkling some LE SSERAFIM into OW2’s in-game store; the hero shooter will also be featured in the music video of LE SSERAFIM’s upcoming single “Perfect Night” which debuts on October 26 at 9 pm PDT. You can see one of the members (don’t ask me who) wearing D.Va’s headphones in their “Perfect Night” concept trailer video so we can at least take pride in knowing that they have good taste in heroes.


Why would Overwatch 2 collaborate with LE SSERAFIM, you might ask? Well, when they formed in 2022—the same year as OW2—the girl group boldly proclaimed that they would stand at the pinnacle of their musical genre, and their name is an anagram for “I’m fearless,” so their spirit matches the game’s whole competitive drive. Plus, the group has 8.9 million listeners on Spotify and over 6.5 million followers on Instagram. The prospect of reaching all those people probably has something to do with why Blizzard would like to have the group for its first in-game music collaboration.

“We’re extremely excited to be working with LE SSERAFIM for our game’s first musical artist collaboration,” Overwatch general manager Walter Kong wrote in a press release. “Like the heroes of Overwatch, the LE SSERAFIM members are amazing as individuals, but unstoppable when they come together.”

LE SSERAFIM will also perform at BlizzCon on November 4, playing their new single, “Perfect Night,” and other tunes.

The Apex Legends Post Malone Event Is Surprisingly Cool

Post Malone, the Grammy-nominated and heavily tattooed musician, is a big Apex Legends fan. Last year, the well-known Octane main streamed himself playing Respawn’s battle royale to raise money for charity. So, it’s not all that surprising that the battle royale tapped Posty to be the face of its first-ever major collaboration—what is surprising, however, is how good it is.

Apex Legends

Debuting on November 7, the Apex Legends X Post Malone event will drop exclusive cosmetics inspired by outfits the singer has worn in music videos and on tour, which he himself had a hand in designing. There’s a streetwear element to all four skins, which makes them feel more like clothing you’d actually see in real life. Each cosmetic bundle will run you 3,000 Apex Coins (1,000 coins costs about $10, 2,150 coins costs about $20).

The four skins are as follows.

  • “Touch of Style” Octane skin
  • “Acid Wraith” Wraith skin
  • “Runaway Hit” Lifeline skin
  • “Hidden Blossoms” Horizon skin

There are also event-specific Camo Credits that you can earn from participating in the Post Malone event and use to get other, smaller cosmetics like weapon charms and holosprays.

But it’s not the cosmetics that are exciting, it’s the new limited time mode (LTM) debuting with the event called Three Strikes. LTMs are always a great way to bring back lapsed players or welcome new players into the fold, as they offer a chance for you to enjoy Apex Legends’ fantastic gunplay or try out new heroes without the pressure of a battle royale, where one mistake equates to an instant game over. And Three Strikes is a very good LTM that takes the best parts of a battle royale and more traditional deathmatch modes and smashes them together into a deliciously chaotic mode.

In Three Strikes, a squad of three will drop into the arena, but instead of your team getting eliminated from the competition after the trio dies, you’ll get (you guessed it) three chances to be the last squad standing. Revives are almost instant in this mode, so even though you can get knocked down, it’s harder to get killed outright—you can’t be, unless your entire squad is down. When that does happen, you’ll all respawn one point of interest away from where you died, with all the gear you had equipped prior to your death. You get two respawns (technically three strikes) a match. Prepare for carnage.

The Three Strikes mode and all the Post Malone cosmetics are available starting November 7. Apex Legends Season 19: Ignite (which introduced long-awaited Legend Conduit, gave the Storm Point map a facelift, and re-tooled ranked play) kicked off on October 31.