Yesterday in an official blog post, Sony announced that PlayStation will be joining Microsoft and Nintendo in holding its own news event livestream.
This PlayStation livestream event will be called State of Play, and will mirror the likes of Nintendo Direct and Microsoft’s Inside Xbox programme. This announcement will come as good news to PlayStation fans, who were rather upset and confused at the news last November that Sony would not have a presence at E3 this year.
State of Play will debut this coming Monday 25th March at 21:00 GMT, and we can expect it to return periodically throughout the year. According to Sony, State of Play will supply the community with “new trailers, new game announcements, and new gameplay footage.” The news and updates will focus around the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR platforms.
Which goes some way to explaining why the company confirmed it will not be hosting its traditional E3 press conference. In a press release, a company representative said that Sony was “exploring new and familiar ways to engage our community in 2019.”
Whilst the announcement of State of Play is undoubtedly good news, it makes us question if Sony will attend any of this year’s other major gaming shows. Will the company even be hosting its own PlayStation Experience event? Or will State of Play presentations be replacing all PlayStation appearances going forward?
This Monday’s State of Play livestream will be available to watch on Twitch, Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook. Should you miss the 21:00 GMT showing, a VOD version will be available after it has aired.