PlayStation’s State of Play May 2024 Announcements Ranked From Worst to Best

Here's everything that's coming to PlayStation 5 this year.

playstation’s state of play may 2024

SUMMARY

  • The worst to best-ranked list of announcements at May 2024's PlayStation State of Play.
  • Sony gave updates on a total of 14 titles, including games from PlayStation Studios.
  • Astro Bot also has a brand-new game, coming later this year for PlayStation 5.
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Sony has just held its second State of Play event, showcasing the lineup of titles that will be released later this year. The 30+ minutes showcase featured 14 titles from several developers including PlayStation Studios games that will be coming to PS5 and PSVR2.

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The presentation included announcements that were both hits and misses among fans. Here’s the full list of reveals at the event, ranked from worst to best.

14. Until Dawn Remake

We have a brand-new look at the remake.
We have a brand-new look at the remake.

Until Dawn Remake, the remake of the 2015 horror title that is in development at Ballistic Moon, got a new trailer at the event with spooky gameplay footage. The release date was also announced for Fall 2024, coming for both PC and PS5. However, the game reveal hasn’t gone as the developer had hoped as fans have criticized the graphics and have said it looks worse than the original game.

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13. A New Alien VR Game

Alien Rogue Incursion - First Gameplay | PS VR2 Games

Popular VR game developer Survios shared a trailer for Alien Rogue Inclusion, the latest Alien game in the iconic horror franchise. The game will only be released for PSVR2 in Holiday 2024 and is developed using Unreal Engine 5. The game has a brand-new storyline set on a planet, Purdan.

12. Silent Hill 2 Remake Has A Launch Date

The game launches in October this year.
The game launches in October this year.

The highly-anticipated Silent Hill 2 remake from Konami and Bloober Team finally got a launch date with a new gameplay trailer. The game is set to launch on October 8, 2024. The trailer showcased protagonist James Sunderland and revealed the enhanced in-game environment and enemies.

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The combat scenes were also shown with James going against several demonic nurses before going against Abstract Daddy. James also had a run-in with the creepy Pyramid Head. While this has impressed many, some fans have said the game looks more like Resident Evil than Silent Hill.

11. Path of Exile Sequel Enters Early Access Soon

Path of Exile sequel will launch in early access.
Path of Exile sequel will launch in early access.

Developer and publisher Grinding Gear Games also shared a new gameplay trailer for isometric RPG, Path of Exile 2. The trailer included gameplay with multiple classes and boss fights.

The game is scheduled to enter early access for PS5 later this year and will include couch co-op, cross-play, and cross-progression upon release. The game will also have a new gem skill system and unique items.

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10. A VR Title from Skydance

Behemoth is a VR only title.
Behemoth is a VR-only title.

Skydance Games, the developer behind the award-winning title The Walking Dead Saints and Sinners announced its next game for PSVR 2, Behemoth.  The game is a first-person action-adventure VR title launching and features physics-based hand-to-hand combat and boss battles.

The game is set in “the Forsaken Lands” and will see players journey through both cold and hostile enemies to uncover secrets of the land. The game will launch in October 2024 for PSVR2, Meta Quest, and Steam VR.

9. Concord Beta Test In July

Concord - Gameplay Trailer | PS5 Games

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The event also gave a first good look at Firewalk Studios’ upcoming sci-fi 5v5 multiplayer shooter title. The developer debuted both cinematic and gameplay trailers showing the character and the city in which the game is set. The game is scheduled to launch for PC and PS5 on August 23.

The developer is also holding a beta for the game in July but the reception of the game hasn’t been very well so far. Fans have accused the game of being a clone of Overwatch and other hero-shooters and have said that it doesn’t have anything unique other than the characters.

8. PlayStation Exclusive God of War Ragnarok PC Launch

The PC version will have several PC features such as DLSS and FSR.
The PC version will have several PC features such as DLSS and FSR.

While players may have expected to hear something from Santa Monica Studios about its next project, all they got was a trailer announcing that the 2022 action title God of War Ragnarok is releasing on PC this September 19. The PC version will come with the Valhalla DLC and have PC-centric features. Gamers are happy but the PSN account requirement may not sit right with many.

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7. Infinity Nikki

Infinity Nikki - Gameplay Trailer | PS5 Games

Infinity Nikki is a new open-world dress-up adventure game from Infold Games. The game received a brief trailer showing the protagonist roaming around the beautiful in-game world and dancing with wildlife. The game will be coming to PS5 and is set to start beta testing on PS5 in Q3 2024.

6. Ballad Of Antara

Ballad of Antara - Announcement Trailer | PS5 Games

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TipsWorks Studio announced the free-to-play fantasy RPG title Ballad of Antara. This is a new IP and the gameplay trailer showed a man wielding a large sword accompanied by a woman with a bow, with a child on the samurai’s back. The game is scheduled for a 2025 release with multiplayer support of up to 3 players.

5. A Wuxia Open-World Game

Where Winds Meet - Announce Trailer | PS5 Games

Where Winds Meet is a Wuxia open-world action-adventure RPG set in ancient China and is coming to PS5 this year after being over 5 years in development. The game’s trailer has attracted many eyes and players are excited to check out the title.

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Players will play as a swordsman, playing an important role in influencing the events and their results. The game seems to have several choices and possibilities.

4. Brand-New Dynasty Warriors Title

Dynasty Warriors: Origins - Announcement Trailer | PS5 Games

Koei Tecmo announced Dynasty Warriors Origins, the next game in the Omega Force’s hack-and-slash video game series Dynasty Warriors. The game will feature the conflict of Three Kingdoms in hack-and-slash warfare for the first time and will be released sometime in 2025.

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3. Marvel Rivals Is Coming to PS5

Marvel Rivals - PlayStation Closed Beta Announce Trailer | PS5 Games

The superhero team-based PvP shooter featuring characters from Marvel Comics was also featured in the presentation. The game has been confirmed to arrive on PS5 alongside PC and Mac. However, it does not have a release date yet but the closed beta test will be held in July 2024.

2. Monster Hunter Wilds Launches in 2025

Monster Hunter Wilds - 1st Trailer | PS5 Games

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Capcom shared a brand-new trailer for Wilds, the upcoming title in the Monster Hunter franchise. The gameplay looks amazing and the in-game environment is spectacular. Several characters and monsters were introduced and it also received the launch date of 2025.

1. Astro Bot Has A New Game

Astro Bot - Announcement Trailer | PS5 Games

Team Asobi, the developer behind Astro’s Playroom unveiled a new game called Astro Bot. The game is set to release on September 6, exclusively for PS5. The game will see players explore more than 80 unique levels across six galaxies.

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The gameplay trailer included beautiful beaches, forests, and volcanoes. The game looks amazing and fans are buzzing for the launch.

These were all the titles announced at the event. Which game are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments.

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Rohit Tiwari is a Gaming Journalist and Editor at FandomWire. With a Master's degree in Mass Communication, Rohit combines academic insight with a passion for the games and the stories they tell. He is an ardent supporter of Real Madrid and when he's not busy playing games, you'll find him reading or idolizing the GOAT Cristiano Ronaldo.