Sony joins Nintendo and Microsoft in the “holding your own news event” department with the announcement of State of Play, a live broadcast that will be held next week. Tune in on Monday, March 25, at 2 p.m. PDT for updates on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR games.
According to Sony, you can expect “new trailers, new game announcements and new gameplay footage.” But, more curiously, this isn’t a one-time thing: State of Play will return throughout the year with more news announcements for fans. Incidentally, Sony also pulled out of E3 2019, making State of Play something of a necessity for the company. At the time, a representative told Polygon that Sony was “exploring new and familiar ways to engage our community in 2019.”
Really, it’s about time. Microsoft has its own semi-regular live show, Inside Xbox, and Nintendo holds Nintendo Direct presentations every so often to inform consumers about the latest software and hardware developments. It’s a good information delivery format, and in Nintendo’s case, also a good excuse for fans to come up with new memes. Hopefully State of Play has some charm to it, too.