State of Play

All three platform holders look set to host digital showcases in the coming weeks, as Giant Bomb journalist Jeff Grubb shares his thoughts on the months ahead after Microsoft announced a new Developer Direct for next week. Talking on this week's Giant Bombcast, he claims a State of Play livestream "is coming" from Sony and he expects it to take place within "the next few weeks". It also sounds like the usual Nintendo Direct in February will also be a thing.

Should Sony host a State of Play livestream within the next few weeks, it seems likely the upcoming PS5 exclusives Final Fantasy VII Rebirth and Rise of the Ronin would feature prominently. Fans have been hoping for a demo of the former and more information and footage focusing on the latter. Besides that, Sony usually supports its previously announced titles with third-party partnerships. Pacific Drive, out next month, is a possibility that could fill one of the slots.

Sony hasn't hosted a State of Play showcase since September last year, where it announced a Final Fantasy VII Rebirth release date, Resident Evil 4 DLC Separate Ways, and a Marvel's Spider-Man 2 trailer. If the hardware manufacturer sticks to this announcement setup, you can generally expect one — maybe two — big reveals flanked by smaller pieces of news.

What would you want to see in a new State of Play livestream? Share your predictions in the comments below.