Just like Nintendo Directs or Inside Xbox, the PlayStation State of Play videos are one of the ways Sony updates fans with new game reveals, details, and more, so they’re essential viewing for anyone who wants to keep up with what’s coming next for PlayStation.

They’re easy to miss if you’re not paying attention though - so here’s when the next State of Play takes place, what it’s about, and how to watch along live. You can also take a look at our picks of the best upcoming games for 2021, and how to watch Square Enix Presents

When is the next State of Play?

The next State of Play takes place this Thursday 29 April at the following times:

  • 10pm BST (UK time)
  • 2pm PT
  • 5pm ET
  • 11pm CET

Sony has said that there will be around 15 minutes worth of Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart gameplay shown, plus a look at other indie titles. Therefore, like previous events, we expect the livestream to last around 30 minutes. 

How to watch State of Play

When the stream starts you'll be able to watch on the PlayStation YouTube and Twitch channels. We've embedded the livestream below so you can tune in via this page:

What to expect from the next State of Play

The upcoming episode will mainly focus on Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, which is due to release on 11 June 2021. Recently a new trailer was released, showcasing a new character called Rivet, a Lombax resistance fighter from another dimension. She will be a playable character in the game.

There will be 15 minutes worth of gameplay footage shown. Allegedly, there will also be a look at other indie titles as well - though the names of the games haven't yet been confirmed. The event has not mentioned that it will be covering anything to do with hardware, sadly.