It's easy to get the impression that Sony has been sitting at home and sulking while all of the other major developers and publishers are out promoting their wares. GDC 2019 revealed that Google is entering the gaming market with its Stadia platform, Microsoft and Nintendo seem to have reached some kind of secret agreement regarding their exclusivity which has led to Cuphead coming to the Switch, and the Epic Games Store has risen up to challenge Steam by snapping up exclusives left and right, prompting Valve to leave their comfort zone and start to improve their service.
E3 2019 is also shaping up to be a huge event, yet Sony is not attending for the first time in the history of the conference, which will allow the other developers and publishers to fill the PlayStation-shaped void left behind.
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It seems that Sony does have some announcements to make, but they are going to do so in a manner and time of their choosing, as they have announced the State of Play broadcast, which will be the first episode of a series that is similar to the Nintendo Directs or the Inside Xbox videos.
The State of Play broadcast promises to offer information about new PS4 and PSVR games, as well as updates concerning existing titles. It's unlikely that we will hear anything about the PlayStation 5, as that would most likely be the star of its own feature presentation. The most that would happen is maybe a brief tease at the end of the State of Play video, and a date for another announcement video that focuses on the PlayStation 5.
There are still some upcoming first-party PlayStation 4 titles that have yet to receive a solid release date, with games like Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima, and The Last of Us Part II being chief among them. The 2019 lineup for the PlayStation 4 would really benefit from solid release dates for those games, especially with companies like Nintendo slowly filling out their schedule for the year with new announcements for the Switch.
The State of Play presentation will be broadcast on March 25, 2019.