Sony will stream a PlayStation news event on March 25th

State of Play will emulate Nintendo Direct with announcements and trailers.

After declining to run PlayStation Experience last year and pulling out of this year's E3, Sony is turning to a different strategy for game announcements and updates. On March 25th, its State of Play streams will debut on YouTube, Twitch, Twitter and Facebook at 5PM ET.

The first episode will include game reveals, trailers and gameplay footage for PS4 and PS VR, while there will be more State of Play streams throughout the year. Sony is fairly obviously taking a page out of a rival's playbook here. Nintendo doesn't hold press conferences at E3 either, instead opting to make announcements throughout the year via Nintendo Direct streams.