PlayStation State of Play: Iron Man and No Man's Sky are coming to VR

Sony revealed details on Iron Man VR, Days Gone and a bunch more games during its first State of Play stream.

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Watch this: PlayStation State of Play event reveals new console and VR games

Sony announced last week it would be taking a page out of Nintendo and Microsoft's playbooks by launching its own reveal event. On Monday, the company held its first State of Play event to talk about the latest game releases for PlayStation, as well as what's coming to PlayStation VR

Sony follows Nintendo with its Nintendo Direct streams and Microsoft's Inside Xbox shows, and says it will be holding more of these streams throughout 2019.

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PlayStation VR was a big focus of the event

The State of Play event kicked off with Iron Man VR, which will let Marvel fans play as Tony Stark as they blow away baddies in first person. Space sim No Man's Sky is also getting a VR component as part of the free No Man's Sky: Beyond update coming later this summer. We got also some new game footage of multiplayer dungeoner Ready Set Heroes, which is coming sometime in 2019, and long-awaited British crime title Blood and Truth got a firm release date: May 28.

Sony also ran through several other VR titles that are coming this year:

  • Minimech
  • Jupiter and Mars
  • Trover Saves the Universe
  • Everybody's Golf VR
  • Table of Tales
  • Vacation Simulator 

The stream went deeper into several VR games, including Observation, a sci-fi thriller that has you controlling a huge space station as you uncover the terrifying story of the remaining survivors. Longtime streamer favorite Five Nights at Freddy's was showcased with scary in-game VR footage. And Concrete Genie followed a young artist who has the ability to draw creatures that will help protect him and restore life to a dying city.

New details on upcoming PlayStation 4 games

PlayStation VR was the clear focus of the event, but Sony also gave us a few more titles coming to consoles along with updates to games we already knew about.

Days Gone got a firm release date of April 26, 2019 and Sony showed some new footage of the upcoming title with its first story trailer.

Mortal Kombat 11 also got some screen time, showing off Kung Lau, Liu Kang and Jax, adding to the long list of fighters we're expecting to see -- with all the blood and gore the series is known for.

Originally published March 25 at 10:51 p.m. PT.
Update, 3:13 p.m. PT: Added new VR and PlayStation titles announced at the event. 

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