Sony State of Play: The Last of Us 2 release date, Modern Warfare campaign trailer, and everything else shown

It’s been a while since Sony did one of these, and gamers have questions. What’s up with The Last of Us II? When are we going to get our first look at the PS5? Can Death Stranding get any more crazy than it already is? Well Sony has a chance to answer those questions and more with 20 minutes of footage from their upcoming games. Let’s take a look at what they had to show.


This peculiar game from Enhance Games seems to be largely a way to show off how many individual human models can be shown off. It gives off a sort of surreal Lemmings style vibe, as millions of humans run off ledges, jump over walls, navigate through mazes and, as is human nature, go to war with each other. You can pick up this head trip of puzzle game in 2020.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Our next look into Infinity War’s reboot of this shooter classic was a cinematic story trailer. It’s safe to say that the graphics of this iteration have had a significant facelift from the original. You’d be forgiven if you mistook it for a AAA blockbuster action movie. This is certainly one of Infinity Ward’s most involved COD experiences so far. You can pick it up on PS4 on October 25, and the PS4 will be the first console to get access to the Special Ops Survival Mode.


You know a game is going to be quirky when it’s made by the creator of Katamari Damacy. Enter a world of smiling vegetables, silverware, flowers, and really just about anything you can think of. These citizens of this fantasy work want you to connect with them by solving simple puzzles whose solutions range from shaking their hand, to blowing yourself up, to… eating them.  You really have to see it to get what’s going on in this uniquely Japanese fever dream. You will be able to get your hands on Wattam this December.

Arise: A Simple Story

Where do we go after we die. It’s a subject that is not often tackled in video games, but it looks like this new Techland release is going to go there. You appear to take control of a warrior who has recently been put to rest, only to wake up in another world of mystical wonder. From walking on clouds, jumping across giant sunflowers, encountering shadows of other dead warriors, to watching time fast forward in front of your eyes, this is clearly not a normal adventure. Unfortunately we don’t have a release date, so we will just have to wait until we get more info on this interesting new indie game that is sure to make us all cry.

L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files

If you thought you could be a better hardnosed detective than Cole Phelps, well now you get your chance. L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files will put you in his shoes, behind the interrogation table, behind the wheel of your car, and behind the barrel of your gun. It’s more L.A. Noire goodness, but this time from a first person VR perspective through the power of Playstation VR. It’s out now, so feel free put on your detective hat and trench coat and hop in.

The VR Sizzle Reel

We then got a quick look on Playstation’s upcoming VR lineup including:

  • Gorn – An arena combat simulator releasing this winter.
  • Espire 1: VR Operative – A tactical stealth game releasing this September.
  • Stardust Odyssey – A space sim releasing this winter.
  • After the Fall – A survival horror releasing next year.
  • Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash! – A dancing game set to release this autumn.


You can get your hands on a demo for this revival of a PSone classic on the PS store today. Playing the game will get you the Dan’s helmet item for the full game. We got to see quite a few clips of Daniel Fortesque using weapons ranging from a sword, to a hammer, bow, and even his own detached arm. The full game will be releasing this October.

Civilization VI

It looks like the Civ series is finally hopping off of PCs and onto consoles along with the Rise and Fall and Gathering Expansion bundles. It will be releasing on November 22 this year, though the expansion bundle will be sold separately. You can also get free Nubia and Khmer and Indonesia civilization and scenario packs only on the PS4.

Death Stranding

We were spared another acid trip of Kojima commentary and instead shown a special edition Death Stranding PS4 Pro complete with a Bridge Baby yellow transparent controller and a white and black PS4 with handprint pattern. It will be available for purchase November 8 together with the launch of the game.


This quirky indie game from the creators of Oxenfree which tasks you with out-drinking Satan himself is almost here. Go barhopping in hell, party with the demon lords of the underworld, and overcome your own emotional past through the magical healing power of booze. You can pick this one up next month on October 29.

The PS Plus Lineup

Fan of the great American pastime? Well MLB The Show 19 is coming to the PS Plus lineup this October. You can pick it up for free as long as you are a PS Plus member.

You’ll also be able to pick up The Last of Us Remastered for free in October as well, to prepare you for The Last of Us II.

Speaking of…

The Last of Us Part II

This was Sony’s big headliner to close out the show, and it was pretty impressive. We got a deeper look at the story. Ellie gets separated from her group during a scavenging run and seems to run into another, more militant group of survivors. It’s assumed that she loses friends, loved ones, maybe even her new girlfriend, enough to rush in and attempt to “kill every last one of them.” Even though Ellie is certainly the main character this time around, Joel is still along for the ride at some points. It’s painful, gruesome, and even though we got a look at some of the more evolved infected, it’s clear that humans are the real monsters here.

The Last of Us Part II will release on February 21, 2020.

That’s all Sony had to show us this time around. Which titles are you excited about. Let us know in the comments. Watch the stream below: