Two PlayStation State of Play showcases rumored to be airing before June

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A "low-key" PlayStation State of Play broadcast is rumored to air relatively soon, with a larger showcase apparently planned before E3 2023.

That's according to rumor-lover Jeff Grubb, speaking on the latest episode of his Games Mess podcast (opens in new tab). According to Grubb, we should see a smaller PlayStation State of Play showcase relatively soon, perhaps even within the next month or so, or potentially sooner.

Additionally, Grubb also claims there'll be a larger State of Play broadcast at some point before E3 2023, which will be here in June. Considering we're merely in February, that's a pretty wide net to cast when predicting a new State of Play showcase from Sony.

Nonetheless, it's a fairly strong indication that a State of Play showcase is coming at some point within the first six months of the year. As for what PlayStation could potentially show off during these two broadcasts, there isn't any indication from Grubb as to what we should expect.

It's quite possible, from Grubb's comments, that the first State of Play showcase could focus on third-party games like Tchia, which has featured before in various Sony showcases. As for the second, larger broadcast, we can likely expect to see first-party games here, like Marvel's Spider-Man 2, which is still planned to launch later this year in Fall.

In terms of other big PlayStation exclusives, we've got Final Fantasy 16 arriving right around E3 season on June 6, and Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth still set to launch towards the end of this year in Winter. Could either of these blockbusters show up at a bigger State of Play presentation? 

Check out our upcoming PS5 games guide for a look over all the games currently Sony has in the pipeline for its new-gen console.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.