The new PlayStation show has arrived, and it brought some cool games to check out. If you didn’t get it all in one go or missed the show, here we have everything you need. Check out our PlayStation State of Play March 2019 round up below.

If you have a PS4 and certainly if you are a PlayStation VR owner you want to have a look at this. The full show is below plus each game within the episode down this single page.

Don’t forget to share this with your fellow PlayStation fans. Plus, I want to know: What did you think of State of Play? Being new, share your thoughts in the comments, mine are at the end of the article!

For more on upcoming games, go to our 2019 games hub here.

Full State of Play 2019 Video

State of Play will give you updates and announcements from the world of PlayStation. Our first episode will showcase upcoming PS4 and PS VR software, including new trailers, new game announcements and new gameplay footage.

Iron Man VR – Announcement

We do have Anthem to fly around in (when it’s not loading that is) but now we are getting the real Iron Man experience. Check out the first details of the VR Iron Man title which looks pretty cool. Official details so far:

Marvel’s Iron Man VR coming to PS VR in 2019! Don the PlayStation VR headset* to suit up as the Armored Avenger in an original Iron Man adventure!

Using two PlayStation Move motion controllers fire up Iron Man’s Repulsor Jets and blast into the skies with an arsenal of iconic Iron Man weapons at your fingertips.

Face off against Iron Man’s greatest foes in high stakes, action-packed battles. Upgrade tech in Tony Stark’s garage to customize Iron Man’s sleek suit and awesome abilities.

Crash Team Racing – Go 90s!

If you weren’t excited about CTR then you are going to get another reason to be! This classic is coming back but not forgetting Crash’s retro routes as you’ll be able to race looking very 90s and on some classic courses. More info:

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is revving up with exclusive retro content for PS4 players: Retro skins for Crash, Coco, & Cortex, Retro karts, and a Retro track.

Also announced, CTR Nitro-Fueled will include tracks, karts, arenas, and battle modes from Crash Nitro Kart – in addition to all the content you remember from Crash Team Racing.

No Man’s Sky: Beyond – VR Mode

Get ready for more FREE, yes, free content coming to No Man’s Sky. To be honest this was inevitable for me but finally it’s coming, NMS is going VR and suits the game perfectly. Details:

Ground yourself on exotic planets and alien skies in an infinite adventure with No Man’s Sky Beyond. A part of a major new update, free for existing players. No Man’s Sky Beyond is coming summer 2019.

ReadySet Heroes – Reveal & Gameplay

This was a nice game confirmed during the event which features a multiplayer race in a dungeon crawl followed by a battle between players at the end. Sounds a lot of fun and supports 4 players in local multiplayer. Info from the reveal:

ReadySet Heroes taps into classic couch multiplayer action featuring fast-paced, dungeon crawling!

Team up with a friend and battle through a random dungeon filled with monsters and traps. Collect tons of loot to power up your character and fight in a winner-take-all arena brawl.

Blood and Truth – Story & Release Date

Swiftly back to VR we have an update on Blood and Truth. It’s certainly got a feeling of action VR title meets Snatch or Lock, Stock in this London based adventure. The story looks cool and there is some more detail too as the game arrives 28 May 2019.

Be the action hero. Star in your own explosive action movie blockbuster with this PS VR exclusive shooter.

Battle through the crime-ridden London underworld as elite soldier Ryan Marks in your deadliest mission yet… to save your family from a ruthless criminal empire.

Take out your targets with breathless, over-the-top epic gun play as you drive, parachute and rappel across the city amid exciting set pieces.

More VR Games – Spring & Summer Releases

As if the lineup of VR games so far wasn’t enough for you then great news. We got a medley of upcoming VR titles for the next few months. The video showcases the all to enjoy but for reference, the games and their release dates are here:

  • Mini-Mech Mayhem – 18 June 2019
  • Jupiter and Mars – 22 April 2019
  • Falcon Age – 9 April 2019
  • Trover Saves The Universe – 31 May 2019
  • Everybody’s Golf VR – 21 May 2019
  • Table of Tales – 16 April 2019
  • Vacation Simulator – 18 June 2019

Observation – Story Reveal

This was a stand out for me in this show, a really interesing and creepy Sci-Fi title. One that sees you control S.A.M. an AI in a Space Station where things are not going well. Tony Stark may be thankful to be adrift compared to the people here! More info is below:

Observation is a sci-fi thriller uncovering what happened to Dr. Emma Fisher, and the crew of her mission, through the lens of the station’s artificial intelligence S.A.M.

Players assume the role of S.A.M. by operating the station’s control systems, cameras, and tools to assist Emma in discovering what is happening to the station, the vanished crew, and S.A.M. himself.

Five Nights of Freddy’s VR – Reveal

One for you horror and Freddy’s fans as we go back to the classic games with a bit of a twist. There are plenty of classic moments to enjoy from a fully immersive perspective plus new content too. Details here

Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted is a collection of VR experiences based on the original Five Nights at Freddy’s games, but it includes several new experiences as well.

Unlike the PC or tablet, players will use either DualShock 4 or PS Move motion controllers to interact with the door and light controls in the offices, pick up objects in the repair games, press buttons on the video switcher, solve puzzles, and activate your flashlight.

There are also new features. For the first time in a Freddy’s game you can earn collectibles that you can play with at the prize counter. Find plushies, bobbleheads, action figures and more!

Concrete Genie – Story And Release Window

Gotta be honest, I’m already a big fan of this game. Concrete Genie has that something a bit different about it and I’m ready to see this in action now. The story and events of the game are in a bit more detail in this new trailer, plus we know the game arrives in Autumn/Fall this year.

What the game is about:

Concrete Genie is a game about a bullied teenager named Ash, who escapes his troubles by painting spectacular living landscapes and mischievous creatures throughout his abandoned hometown of Denska.

As he masters this magical paint, he discovers it can purify Denska’s polluted walls. Can Ash overcome the bullies and paint his hometown back to life?

Days Gone – Story Trailer

No surprises to see Days Gone make an appearance here with the game a month away. We see Deacon St. John facing the world that comes for you some more in the story trailer.

We have also seen some of the more hard hitting freakers and given more of an idea of the plot of the game. Plus how polished the gameplay is looking now.

While I still don’t think this will be as stand out as the last few PlayStation 1st party games. It does look the game will come out pretty solid when it arrives. More on Days Gone to come on MGL soon.

Mortal Kombat 11 – Old Skool VS New Skool

Now, I am all for this! We are not only getting a new Mortal Kombat, but we are getting an old one too! Old school at least as the new school versions of the characters will be clashing with their 90s versions.

This is all kinds of perfect for gamers like me who grew up with the original games. But also should just make for something a bit different when it comes to the story elements. Info so far:

Timelines will clash. Kombatants will meet their past selves. Nothing can prepare you for Mortal Kombat 11!

Thoughts on the first PS State of Play

To be honest, I didn’t know what to expect of the show so I wouldn’t say I had too many expectations. I can see how if you went in expecting a tonne of big E3 style reveals you wouldn’t be too impressed.

This was a more casual update than a full and serious big game reveal show which has its place for sure. The format was good and certainly followed the example set from clearly inspirational Nintendo Direct.

The focus on VR was a big high for me, perhaps for most that don’t have it too. But, that said there are a lot of VR games coming so they do need a platform. Perhaps so many in a small space of time was a bit much though.

One thing the show lacked for me was one really big impact title. Concrete Genie is cool as is MK11 and Observation. But we know about these already. Iron Man is interesting but, again, VR based rather than just being like Spider-Man by Insomniac.

There was enough here to make a decent show, the format is certainly a win. Content wise, perhaps it could have had more impact but more to come I’m sure.

What did you think? Get in the comments and let me know.

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