April 29 State of Play Dates and Times
As we've already mentioned, the upcoming State of Play showcase is scheduled for April 29, 2021.
Here are the estimated start times for the 15-minute showcase:
- 2:00 PM PT
- 5:00 PM ET
- 10:00 PM BST
- 7:00 AM AET (April 30)
What to Expect from the April 29 State of Play Showcase
Insomniac Games' Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will take center stage in the upcoming State of Play live stream. One of Sony's more prominent first-party studios, Insomniac Games will take this opportunity to showcase at least 15 minutes of new gameplay footage for the upcoming PS5 exclusive, on top of Sony's latest trailer that revealed the new protagonist, Rivet, for the first time.
However, going by the YouTube description, the April 29 State of Play event will include more than just Rift Apart. In addition to Ratchet & Clank's latest outing, Sony is also expected to show off at least two indie games on April 29.
If this announcement caught you off guard, you're not alone. Many were surprised to see Sony announce that a new State of Play was coming. Even more so given that this one is much shorter than previous outings. But, then again, this explains why Sony didn't make a dedicated PlayStation Blog post to announce the upcoming showcase. Instead, Sony dropped the details at the bottom of the new trailer for Rift Apart.
Sony's most recent State of Play was held last February. The previous event had a much longer runtime at 30 minutes, giving players updates on several upcoming PS4 and PS5 titles, namely Deathloop, Returnal, and Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Intergrade.