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Deathloop headlines July State of Play, but don't expect Horizon Forbidden West

Sony State of Play announcement for July 8
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In and amongst all the Nintendo Switch OLED news, Sony has made sure it won't be forgotten by announcing a State of Play for this Thursday, July 8 2021. The show kicks off at 2PM PT / 10PM BST / 11pm CEST and will go on for 30 minutes.

The short showcase will focus on third-party and indie games, with Bethesda's Deathloop being the headliner for the event. If you're hoping for big announcements like God of War, Horizon Forbidden West or the next generation of PlayStation VR though, you'll be out of luck.

If you want to tune in for the State of Play, you can head over to Sony's official Twitch or YouTube channel to catch all the news as it happens. Don't worry if you can't tune in, as we'll be sure to catch you up on all the important news during and after the event.

What do we hope to see at State of Play?

Deathloop is an interesting one to be headlining the event as we already know quite a lot about it. We've seen plenty of gameplay and know its release date (September 14, 2021). Hopefully, this deeper dive will manage to deliver something worthwhile, as otherwise, Sony might end up disappointing us.

As for other games, it's hard to predict what might get shown off as we know so little. Every showcase dedicated to indie games will have us looking out for long-awaited games like Hollow Knight: Silksong, but most likely we'll see ANNO: Mutationem and Season. Both of these titles are meant to be releasing this year on PlayStation consoles, though details on either are currently sparse.

Hopefully, Sony will find some way to surprise us with some bigger announcement or reveal, even if it isn't God of War or Horizon, as otherwise this week's State of Play is at risk of being lost in all the gaming news noise. Especially with a new console announcement.

Hamish Hector

Hamish is a Staff Writer for TechRadar, having previously written for the site and Gfinity Esports as a freelance writer. He has been writing about tech and gaming for multiple years, and now lends his experience to cover news and reviews across everything on TechRadar (from Computing to Audio to Gaming and the rest). In his free time, you’ll likely find Hamish humming show tunes while building Lego or playing D&D with his mates.