*UPDATED* PlayStation State Of Play COUNTDOWN: Date confirmed, no next-gen, third-party updates & more

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You've likely heard the rumours already, but now they are confirmed - Sony's State of Play is returning this week!

Keep reading as we cover what Sony might share at State of Play.

State of Play date

Sony has confirmed they will have a show on 6 August.

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WHAT COULD IT BE: Not next-gen, but still plenty to look forward to

They left it a little late to announce such an event, but it doesn't take long for word to spread about PlayStation content these days.

No PS5 news

Sony headed off any potential disappointment by telling fans not to expect the release date, price, or pre-orders for the PS5 to be announced.

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This event will focus on PS4 and PS VR games, but there will also be some check-ins on third-party games from June's PS5 showcase.

That could mean some gameplay or updates about a few key titles.

NBA 2K21

First announced during the PS5 reveal event, it's about time we had another look at NBA 2K21.

NBA 2K21 Zion Williamson Hype Still from PS5 Teaser Trailer
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ZION'S ROAR: We only got a glimpse of in-engine play, will 2K show us more?

While it is available via backward compatibility, to truly get the next-gen feel, you have to buy the next-gen edition of NBA 2K21. However, 2K has not yet told us exactly what that means for gameplay and features.

A State of Play would be the perfect time to do so.


While the cover star was revealed and the trailer released, we have seen very little of FIFA 21 on next-gen.

A sneak-peek at some next-gen gameplay would get the extensive FIFA 21 audience excited for the PS5.

Gran Turismo 7

Unfortunately, as Polyphony is a first-party developer, it seems like Gran Turismo 7 won't feature this week.

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GET A GRIP: GT7 has some work to do on next-gen

We've had a look at GT7 already, but with the success of F1 2020 the racing community is more engaged than ever.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Warzone might be the biggest game of the year, but the next Call of Duty is hotly anticipated.

With an expected title of Black Ops Cold War, everyone is anxiously waiting to get a look at the next adventure, and what impact it could have on the massive Battle Royale game.

GTA V Online

We know that an updated version of GTA V will arrive on PlayStation 5 in the second half of 2021, with a new standalone GTA Online coming exclusively to PS5!

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SONY EXCLUSIVE: GTA Online is coming to the PS5 as a standalone game

This will include “technical improvements, visual upgrades and performance enhancements” according to Rockstar.

Could we see a glimpse of the standalone GTA Online at State of Play?

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