The curtain has closed on another State of Play, and this wasn’t a vintage one, to put it politely. In fact, at the time of writing, just 21 per cent of you said it was better than okay in our Push Square poll – a statistic we can’t imagine the bigwigs at PlayStation will be particularly impressed with. After a couple of barnstorming broadcasts, it’s a return to reality for a format Sony still doesn’t seem to know what to do with.
It’s perhaps worth underlining that the platform holder did, admittedly, deliver exactly what it said it would: the presentation revolved around Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, and there were a smattering of treats aside, including a couple of killer trailers from Capcom, and next month’s PS Plus lineup – which, worryingly, was arguably the best announcement of the lot.
The show started with a handful of PSVR2 titles, but – with the greatest of respect to the developers involved – they all looked samey enough to blend together, and didn’t leave the best impression of a pricey piece of hardware that launched earlier this week. Considering our pre-show Slack chat had dared discuss the potential of Half-Life Alyx, the selection proved sobering to say the least.