PlayStation - State of Play - September 2023

Check out what they revealed in PlayStation event on September 14, 2023 - it's called 'State of Play - September 2023'!

Baby Steps

PlayStation's State of Play kicked off with a bang, introducing Baby Steps, an exciting new game set to release in the summer of 2024. The trending phrase "Just Grapple It" will make sense once you watch the trailer.

In Baby Steps, you step into the shoes of Nate, a couch-loving, jobless guy who discovers a unique power – the ability to walk – in a mysterious mist-covered world. This hilarious adventure lets you control each of Nate's legs separately as you journey through stunning landscapes, meet local animals, and help our not-so-heroic hero navigate his less-than-thrilling life. Get ready for loads of laughter and enjoyment in this upcoming game, and don't forget, it'll also be available on Steam.


Exciting news for some, Roblox is making its way to PlayStation! Roblox remains as popular as ever, and that might be surprising to some, myself included. The PlayStation 4 version is set to be released on October 10th, and it will support cross-platform play.

Ghostbusters Rise Of The Ghost Lord

Get ready for this awesome VR game coming out on October 26th! You and your friends can be Ghostbusters and save San Francisco from the Ghost Lord. It's a multiplayer VR game where you use cool Ghostbustin' gear and work together on missions like collecting PKE energy and closing portals. If you're playing solo, no worries – you'll have a friendly ghost companion to help you out. And guess what? The PlayStation® VR2 makes it feel super real. You can feel ghosts flying through you, chat with your pals using eye movements, and the Proton Wand action is spot on. It's like the ultimate Ghostbusters VR experience! Can't wait to see some gameplay and hear from users experience in VR.

Resident Evil 4 VR Mode & Separate Ways (DLC)

Get ready for some spooky thrills this winter! Resident Evil 4 is adding a cool VR Mode, and the best part? It's totally free DLC! With Resident Evil 4 VR Mode, you can dive into the full story of the game using your PlayStation VR2 headset. Enjoy the trailer below!

But here's the catch: the Separate Ways and The Mercenaries modes won't work with the Resident Evil 4 VR Mode DLC. 

Separate Ways, coming on September 21, is all about Ada Wong and her unique adventure during the events of Resident Evil 4. You'll get the full picture by looking at things from both Ada and Leon's perspectives. Ada Wong and Albert Wesker are now part of the free DLC called 'The Mercenaries.' You can play as these two cool characters in the game!

Avatar Frontiers of Pandora

I was not particularly excited about this game. I was particularly not excited for this game (skip). I enjoyed the movies, but this game doesn't seem all that promising. It's set to be released on December 7, 2023. In this video game, you assume the role of a Na'vi orphan who was raised and transformed into a soldier by the RDA. However, there's a twist to the story – you're cryogenically frozen and awaken 15 years later in an uninhabited area. Your mission is to explore a previously uncharted region of Pandora known as the Western Frontier. Sounds like fun, but time will tell when we can actually get some gameplay.

Ghost Runner II

Ghostrunner 2 is hitting the gaming scene on October 25, 2023, and it's bringing some exciting changes. In this game, you'll have new skills that let you get super creative and handle tough challenges more easily. But here's the twist: your enemies will react differently depending on the skills you use, so every fight feels fresh and challenging.

The story unfolds in this cool futuristic cyberpunk world that's seen its fair share of action. After a bad guy named the Keymaster fell from power, humanity's last refuge, Dharma Tower, is still standing, but it's in rough shape. Our hero, Jack, is back, and this time he's taking on a bunch of dangerous AI cultists who've gathered outside Dharma Tower. The future of humanity rests on his shoulders, and it's your job to lead him through this epic journey.

Deep Earth Collection (PlayStation 5 Covers)

Sony is bringing out some cool new colors for the PS5 and its controllers! The Deep Earth Collection includes three fresh colors: Volcanic Red, Cobalt Blue, and Sterling Silver, all with a shiny metallic look. You can start pre-ordering these on October 4. Volcanic Red and Cobalt Blue will hit the stores on November 3, and you can get your hands on the Sterling Silver ones on January 26.

HellDivers II

Get ready for Helldivers 2, a multiplayer shooter hitting PS5 and PC! Preorders start on September 22, 2023, with the release set for February 8, 2024. In this game, you become a HellDiver, an elite soldier on a mission to defend Super Earth from alien invaders(reminded me of Starship Troopers) using powerful weapons and tactical skills. Team up with friends (up to four players) to tackle the menace, coordinating loadouts and strategizing your approach for each mission.

Helldivers 2 elevates cooperative gameplay to the max, emphasizing teamwork and collaboration as you face off against the alien threat. With customizable gear, superpowered weapons, and the ability to call in support during battles, it's your chance to save Super Earth together with your squad.

Spider-Man 2

Get ready, folks! Spider-Man is swinging back into action on October 20, 2023. They just announced some cool stuff about the game. First off, they've made the game even bigger by adding two new parts of New York – Brooklyn and Queens. Plus, you can swing around iconic places like Coney Island!

Guess what? Peter Parker's old high school, Midtown High, and Miles Morales' Brooklyn Visions academy are going to be in the game. 

But the best part is the suits. Spider-Man 2 is going to have more than 65 different suits you can wear. Yep, you heard that right, 65! Some are from the comics and movies, and there are even some brand new ones. So, you can look awesome while saving the city.

You will be able to travel around the city super fast without any interruptions. It's gonna be smooth and seamless.

Oh, and one more thing – you'll be able to switch between playing as Peter Parker and Miles Morales whenever you want. It's like getting to be both Spider-Men!

So mark your calendars for October 20, 2023, because Spider-Man 2 is going to be epic!"

Tales of Arise – Beyond the Dawn DLC

The game "Tales of Arise" is getting new downloadable content (DLC) on November 9th, following its release in September 2021. In this DLC called "Beyond the Dawn," players will experience an exciting new story and adventure in a world formed by the union of two different worlds. You'll team up with Alphen and his crew, and meet a fresh face, Nazamil, as they face an intense destiny. This DLC picks up where the original game left off, with Nazamil playing a crucial role and hiding more secrets than you'd imagine.

Honkai Star Rail

Launching on October 11, 2023, Honkai: Star Rail is an exciting space fantasy role-playing game that you can play for free. In this game, you'll explore vast and mysterious worlds, forming close connections with a cast of interesting characters. You have the freedom to select your companions and create a powerful team of four to confront a major threat to the entire universe. 

You can already play this game on your computer by downloading it from their website, the Epic Games Store, as well as on your iOS and Android devices.


When I first saw this, it reminded me a lot of Nintendo's Splatoon. From the trailer alone, it's obvious they're aiming for a Splatoon vibe. Personally, I'm not sure it'll hit the mark, but it could still be a hit with folks who don't have a Nintendo Switch.

If you're interested in giving it a try, the open beta will be available from September 29th to October 1st. Here are the specific dates & time-zones.

  • September 29, 9pm PDT – October 1, 11.59pm PDT
  • September 30, 2am BST – October 2, 7.59pm BST
  • September 30, 3am CET – October 2, 8.59am CET
  • September 30, 10am JST – October 2, 3.59pm JST

FF VII Rebirth

The highly anticipated release of "Final Fantasy VII Rebirth" is set for February 29, 2024. This game marks the second installment in a project dedicated to reviving the beloved classic RPG, "Final Fantasy VII." In this new chapter, players will follow iconic characters such as Cloud, Barret, Tifa, Aerith, and Red XIII as they venture beyond the city of Midgar in pursuit of their formidable adversary, Sephiroth.
"Final Fantasy VII Rebirth" is designed to be welcoming to both newcomers and longtime fans of the series. It boasts captivating cinematic storytelling, fast-paced combat, and a sprawling open world to explore. 

Here are a couple of standout features:

  • Immersive World: The game offers an expansive and visually stunning world, meticulously crafted to take full advantage of the impressive graphical capabilities of the PS5 console. Players can expect a level of detail and realism like never before.
  • Character Development: As you progress through the game, you'll have the opportunity to delve into the personal journeys of each member of your party. Strengthening their bonds and working together becomes essential as you face off against formidable and challenging foes.

"Final Fantasy VII Rebirth" promises an exciting blend of nostalgia and innovation, making it a must-play title for both die-hard fans and those new to the franchise. Get ready to embark on an epic adventure as you join Cloud and his companions in their quest to save the world.

My final thoughts

In conclusion, the PlayStation event of September 14, 2023, delivered a array of gaming experiences to look forward to. From whimsical adventures like "Baby Steps" to the nostalgia of "Resident Evil 4" in VR, and the grandeur of ""Final Fantasy VII Rebirth"," gamers have much to anticipate. "Ghostrunner 2" offers fresh challenges, and "Spider-Man 2" expands its web-slinging universe. Depending on what type of gamer you are, this lineup seems to offer some fun gaming.  

Share your thoughts about the State of Play event! What captured your attention during the presentation, and which upcoming games are you eager to jump into? I'd love to hear from you, so please share your thoughts in the comments below!

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