This week, Playstation held a State of Play event chock full of exciting news, Fall Guys announced its upcoming theme for season 4, and Pixar dropped the trailer for their latest movie, Luca.
Audience Excitement Around State of Play
Playstation’s State of Play event generated interesting conversations as fans began reacting to announcements surrounding some of their favorite Playstation titles, as well as fresh new ones to come. Spiketrap data showed that overall conversation sentiment was 75, and impact sentiment was even higher (77), indicating that viewers had very positive and meaningful conversations surrounding the news.
One of the hottest topics of the event was Final Fantasy VII Remake Integrade coming to PS5 in June. Final Fantasy fans were really excited about the announcement, which was reflected in the high conversation sentiment score (79). Most of the chatter focused on the new Yuffie episode that will be available for PS5, which got people buzzing about seeing their “favorite character” make an appearance in the game.
Others were not too happy about the PS5 exclusivity of the episode, stating that they are still struggling to even find a PS5 to purchase on the market with its notoriously limited availability. Nevertheless, conversations indicate that many fans are eager to revisit the title with fresh upcoming content.
Reactions to the highly stylized Solar Ash indie game were quite positive as well, garnering an even higher conversation sentiment score of 98. Some viewers praised its unique design and said it looks “amazing,” adding that they were excited for indie games to get the spotlight. Others went into discussions about other games the title reminds them of, and referenced games like Shadow of the Colossus and The Pathless. Solar Ash is set for release sometime this year, so we will wait to see how fans receive it through more insightful conversations to come.
Fall Guys Blasts Into the Future
Ready, set, blast off into a new season of Fall Guys! On February 23rd, Devolver Digital announced that the upcoming theme for season 4 of the game will have a retro futuristic vibe. Players took the news quite well, as conversation sentiment reached a near-ultimate knockout score of 98.
Many responded to the news with enthusiasm, stating that they couldn’t wait to race with “time travel beans.” Others speculated on how the theme would be portrayed in-game, with bright neon lights, robots, aliens, and futuristic retro music getting thrown around in bubbly conversation.
Meanwhile, a group of fans made a plea that the Daft Punk concept skins revealed by game artist Kian Kian be added to the futuristic season – because what more fitting way to honor the recently split electronic music duo? Whether these players get their wish or not, early conversation sentiment indicates that the theme choice is a step in the right direction to make people excited to play yet another season.
Audiences Dive Into Luca Teaser Trailer
Pixar is back to tugging on emotional heartstrings with another animated feature film, Luca. The colorful teaser trailer garnered a lot of positive buzz last week as audiences began to react, earning a high conversation sentiment score (86).
People responded positively to a number of different factors in the trailer. Some were stoked about the stylized design of the film and said it was “beautifully rendered,” while others praised Pixar’s exploration of different cultures, with the flick being set on the Italian Riviera.
Others appreciated the friendship theme in the forefront of the story, as they began discussing what the characters’ relationships would look like. There were also those who pondered how Disney+ would handle streaming the film on their platform, considering the announced in-theater release. How conversation sentiment shifts once more comes out about the film is yet to be seen, but it has certainly started off with a splash so far.