PlayStation software video showcase 'State of Play' set for March 25

Sony announced a new PlayStation-centric video presentation called "State of Play", with the first episode set to debut on Monday, March 25. E3 and other large events have become less relevant and viable, and many companies have chose to approach things in a more controlled and probably less expensive way in the form of streaming. Much like Nintendo's Direct videos or Microsoft's Inside Xbox, State of Play looks to be a new avenue for Sony to speak directly to consumers about what it has in the pipeline.

Sony may not be coming to E3 2019 this year, but that won't stop the proprietor of PlayStation Nation from revealing what comes next for the PS4 and PSVR.

With State of Play, it seems like the same sort of approach, giving us new information, game announcements, software updates, and more. It is great though that Sony is essentially doing the exact same thing as Nintendo several years later: pulling out of E3 and running directs. For instance, next week's live stream showcase could feature the likes of Dreams, Ghost of Tsushima, The Last of Us: Part 2, or even the highly enigmatic Death Stranding. But it's been reported that the event will cover new announcements, as well. It might be too soon for that, too.

The first episode will be a live broadcast taking place next Monday, 25th March at 9pm GMT / 10pm CET, available to watch on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter or Facebook. But we're really hoping for some games to be revealed.