Sony reveals new State of Play as Microsoft makes big moves in Activision merger

Sony announces a new PlayStation State of Play event as Microsoft makes big power plays in the largest video game acquisition of all time with Activision.

Sony reveals new State of Play as Microsoft makes big moves in Activision merger
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Sony has announced a new PlayStation State of Play event on the same day that Microsoft makes big power plays with the Activision merger.

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Today both Sony and Microsoft attended a big meeting with the European Commission to discuss the $68.7 billion Activision merger. Microsoft outlined why it should be allowed to buy Activision in accordance to antitrust law, and Sony has reportedly countered with its own arguments. Microsoft then made a big PR move by announcing a partnership to bring Xbox PC games and Activision Blizzard titles to GeForce Now, a competing cloud streaming service, if the merger closes.

Sony has now taken an opportune moment to pull the spotlight back on PlayStation by announcing a new State of Play event that will highlight new games coming to the PlayStation platform, including titles for its newly-released PSVR2 headset, indies and third-party games, and a big showcase of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. The event apparently will not include major reveals or looks at first-party PlayStation 5 games, however.

[State of Play returns with its first show of 2023! Get ready for new looks at some anticipated games from our third-party partners, as well as a first glimpse at five PlayStation VR2 games set to arrive later this year. Then, settle in for more than 15 minutes of all-new gameplay details and updates on Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, the next game from Rocksteady Studios.

Sony has also added a number of high-profile PS4 and PS5 games to PlayStation Plus Extra today including Horizon Forbidden West.

The State of Play event is scheduled for Thursday, February 23 at 4PM EST.

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