- PlayStation 5 gamers have a lot to look forward to with the first State of Play event of 2024 on Wednesday, January 31 at 2pm PT.
- The State of Play event will feature over 40 minutes of announcements, including games like Rise of the Ronin and Stellar Blade.
- PlayStation Plus subscribers can expect the announcement of the free games for February 2024 on January 31, with Foamstars already confirmed as one of the titles.
Wednesday, January 31 is set to be a huge day for PlayStation 5 gamers for a couple of reasons. The PlayStation 5 has been on a roll, with sales outpacing the PS4 and the console treated to a constant stream of high-quality new game releases.
This past month alone has seen multiple big new releases hit the PlayStation 5. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown released to strong reviews earlier this month, while Tekken 8 and Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth have proven to be critical darlings as well. There is even more for PS5 gamers to look forward to in the months and years ahead, and they will soon learn a lot more about what Sony has in store for the console’s future.
PS5 and Xbox Just Got 2 Brand-New Critically-Acclaimed Games
2024 is off to a fantastic start, as both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X just added 2 new critically-acclaimed games.
PS5 fans will want to be sure to circle Wednesday, January 31 on their calenders. On that day, PS5 gamers will learn about the free PS Plus games for February 2024, and they will also be able to tune in to the first PlayStation State of Play event of the year.
PlayStation State of Play Date and Time
- Wednesday, January 31 at 2pm PT
The first PlayStation State of Play event of 2024 will take place on Wednesday, January 31 at 2pm PT. The event will feature over 40 minutes of announcements, with two games confirmed so far: Rise of the Ronin and Stellar Blade. Sony has teased that the event will include reveals for games coming in 2024 “and beyond,” and that it will be a mix of PlayStation 5 and PlayStation VR2 games.
That’s all fans know about the State of Play in an official capacity, but reliable leakers and insiders have suggested that the event will feature some other heavy hitters. Assuming the leaks are accurate, the PlayStation State of Play on January 31 could feature Death Stranding 2, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, Judas, a Metro VR game, Silent Hill 2, a Sonic Generations remaster, and an Until Dawn remaster. Of course, it’s entirely possible that none of those games will be at the event, but it should still be an exciting time for PS5 gamers regardless. There’s been some criticism that Sony doesn’t have a lot announced for the PS5 when it comes to the console’s 2024 lineup, and so this show could go a long way in reassuring fans.
Free PS Plus Games for February 2024 Announcement
There are rare exceptions to the rule, but generally speaking, PlayStation Plus subscribers can expect the new free games announcement to come on the last Wednesday of every month. Considering this, it is highly likely that the free PS Plus games for February 2024 will be announced on Wednesday, January 31. As for what the free PS Plus games for February 2024 will be, one has already been revealed.
It was previously confirmed that Foamstars is one of the free PS Plus games for February 2024. Foamstars is a new multiplayer game from Square Enix that focuses on 4v4 battles. It features a bizarre, bubbly art style that’s not often seen in Square Enix’s games, and so it will be interesting to see how fans react to it. But while Foamstars is one of the free PS Plus games for February 2024, the other two titles are anyone’s guess.
The current free PS Plus games are A Plague Tale: Requiem, Evil West, and Nobody Saves the World, a pretty strong line-up that has gotten the new year off to a great start for subscribers. PS Plus subscribers that have yet to claim these games still have some time to do so, as the free PS Plus games for February 2024 won’t be added until Tuesday, February 6.
- Original Release Date
- November 12, 2020
- Original MSRP (USD)
- Disc Edition: $499.99; Digital Edition: $399.99
- Disc Edition: 9.9 LBS; Digital Edition: 8.6 LBS