Sony's Astro bet

Plus, join us for Summer Game Fest

Sony's Astro bet
Astro Bot

Sony held their most recent State of Play to announce new games and release dates this past week. Check out the highlights. Plus, join us for Summer Game Fest this week. All this and more. Let’s go! 

Sony’s State of Play

Sony held their most recent State of Play last week. The marketing event announced a few new games, including a full-fledged Astro Bot game. You can watch the event in its entirety above, or check out the highlights below. 


A science fiction-based 5v5 character-driven first-person shooter. Wow, that’s a lot of adjectives. 

Monster Hunter Wilds

A new trailer for the upcoming Monster Hunter game, set to release in 2025. 

Silent Hill 2 Remake

A new trailer for the much-anticipated remake of the horror classic also included a release date: October 8, 2024. 

Astro Bot

A full game featuring the silly little robots who taught you how to use your PlayStation 5. Explore 6 galaxies and over 80 levels in search of Astro’s scattered crew starting September 6. 

Other announcements included God of War Ragnarök on the PC, an Until Dawn remake trailer and more. Check out everything announced

Summer Game Fest week is here

Summer Game Fest is the biggest marketing event of the year for video games. There will be plenty of news, announcements, press conferences and more. 

Our Editor plans to livestream and discuss with participants the main Summer Game Fest stream starting Friday, June 7 at 4 p.m. CT on his Twitch account. Jump in, talk about the announcements, or just games in general. There will also be plenty of stories on the site, in case you are unable to watch live. 

There are additional live streams throughout the weekend. We may jump on for additional ones, but here is a list of the biggest. If you want to see them all, Gamesradar has a complete list

June 7 (all times in CST)

Summer Game Fest Live, 4 p.m. 
Day of the Devs, right after SGF
Devolver Direct, 7 p.m. 

June 9

Xbox Games Showcase, noon
PC Gaming Show, 3 p.m.

June 10

Ubisoft Forward, 2 p.m. 

Related via Polygon: Why is it Summer Game Fest and not Summer Games Fest (plural)?

🌎 Wordle owner the New York Times filed a lawsuit against Worldle, the geography-based guessing game. 

❎ Xbox confirms that Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is coming day one to Game Pass.

📰 We reported last week that Sony posted an interview with Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann that was full of errors. Sony has apologized and taken down the interview, citing “significant errors and inaccuracies.” Related: Sony's Neil Druckmann interview shows why we need journalists

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🎮 YouTube rolled out games to all users

🚫 Valorant head details new hate speech policies, including “hardware bans for our worst offenders.”

🏳️‍🌈 Tell Me Why is currently free on PC for Pride Month. The creators ask that those who download it “give your money and support to trans creators, trans-inclusive charities in your community, and trans people in need.”

📉 U.S. game spending dropped 3% in April

👾 A Sony leak allowed Destiny 2 players to access The Final Shape expansion early.

🚗 Will Grand Theft Auto 6 launch day one on PC

💰 League of Legends fans are not happy about a new $500 Ahri skin

🥽 PlayStation VR2 headset owners will soon be able to use the hardware with a PC

🎲 Crowded Frontier has won this year’s Cardboard Edison Award, which aims to highlight the best in currently unpublished board games.

🎮 The relaunch of Multiversus has competitive players upset, but the fighting game also tallied over 110,000 concurrent players on Steam

💸 Star Citizen has now raised over $700 million since its successful Kickstarter in 2012. It also still does not have a release date. 

🐭 Disney Lorcana’s first tournament winner received a gold Mickey Mouse card and more

💵 Embracer's CEO Lars Wingefors discusses the possibility of raising the price of games past $70  to combat increasing development costs.

🏎️ Amazon is publishing a new open-world racing game from former Forza developers.

🪙 Sony says their PlayStation 5 generation of console is their most profitable to date, despite half of current players still using a PlayStation 4

Bungie wins their lawsuit against AimJunkies, who tried to make money selling cheating software for Destiny 2. 

⛔ Related: a Call of Duty cheat maker was ordered to pay Activision $14 million in damages, and hand over their domain name. 

😢 Take-Two plans to sell or close its indie label Private Division.

🤝 Former Activision Blizzard studio Toys for Bob is teaming up with Xbox for its first game as an independent developer. 

🚧 Netflix is making an animated Minecraft show.

🍷 A company is selling wine that was aged to the Nier: Automata soundtrack

New Releases this week:

Star Wars: Hunters

Check out our article on 12 New Games to Play in June.

6/4: Destiny 2: The Final Shape (PlayStation, Xbox and PC)
6/4: Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game (PlayStation, Xbox and PC)
6/4: Star Wars: Hunters (Switch, iOS and Google Play)
6/6: The Smurfs: Village Party (PC)
6/6: Tour de France 2024 (PlayStation, Xbox and PC)

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