Today, the official PlayStation Twitter account announced that their live-streaming the first episode of their new video program called ‘State of Play’ on “Monday, March 25[th] at 2:00pm Pacific Time.” According to the official PlayStation Twitter account, this new video program will share “new PS4 and PS VR software updates and announcements.”
According to the PlayStation blog, fans can expect “new trailers, new game announcements and new gameplay footage” to be shown off during this event. For viewing purposes, the PlayStation blog states that you’ll be able to watch the live-stream on PlayStation’s “Twitch, YouTube, Twitter or Facebook account worldwide.” The stream’s standard video edition will be available moments after the first episode concludes.
The PlayStation blog states that this ‘State of Play’ video program “will return throughout the year with more updates and announcements.” Although the official PlayStation Twitter account only listed two times to watch the ‘State of Play’ event, gamespot.com was courteous enough to list the other time-zone times in their article about the news. Here’s a list of times and time-zones–courtesy of the gamespot.com.
“Sony PlayStation March 25 State of Play Livestream[:]”
- “2 PM PT”
- “5 PM ET”
- “9 PM GMT”
- “8 AM AET (March 26)”
While expecting fans to tune in to the live-streamed event on Monday, March 25th, many Twitter users realized that this ‘State of Play’ program sounds familiar–as many compared it to Nintendo’s well-known Nintendo Direct format. Based on the assumption that it’s going to be a live-streamed presentation, I don’t think it’s odd for the video game fandom to think that way.
Nintendo Directs always bring an array of hype from Nintendo fans–to the point that every tweet they make almost has a group of individuals asking, “when’s the next Nintendo Direct?” Considering PlayStation’s decision to not attend E3 2019 this year, maybe they want to see if their version of Nintendo’s Nintendo Direct format may be more suitable to getting the information to their consumers–in a more ‘enjoyable’ fashion.
Only time will tell if they’ll be able to capture the same magic Nintendo captures with their occasional live-stream presentations. We’ll be sure to keep you all updated on any new announcements, trailers, and information shared from the PlayStation ‘State of Play’ event when it concludes on Monday, March 25th.
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