Just like the Nintendo Direct or Inside Xbox, the PlayStation State of Play videos give key updates for Sony fans, with new game reveals, details and more, so they’re essential viewing for anyone who wants to keep up with what’s coming next for PlayStation.

They’re easy to miss if you’re not paying attention though - so here’s when the next update takes place, what it’s about, and how to watch along live. You can also take a look at our picks of the best Playstation 5 games overall, and how to watch Square Enix Presents

When is the next Sony State of Play?

The next State of Play takes place today, Thursday 17 March 2022 at the following times:

  • 9pm GMT (UK time)
  • 2pm PT (West Coast US time)
  • 5pm ET (East Coast US time)
  • 10pm CET (Central Europe time)

Sony has said that the segment will last for around 20 minutes in total. 

How to watch State of Play

When the stream starts you'll be able to watch it on the PlayStation YouTube and Twitch channels. We've also embedded the stream below, so you can bookmark this page and come back to watch the State of Play stream when it airs.  

What to expect from the next State of Play

The official PlayStation blog has confirmed that it will focus on Hogwarts Legacy, and the stream is done in collaboration with Avalanche Software and Warner Bros. Games.

There will be around 14 minutes of gameplay shown off, which has been captured on the PS5. There will also be interviews with the dev team to talk more about the title. The PlayStation blog will also include some extra information after the stream has aired. 

An official release date hasn't been announced yet, just that it will hit shelves in 2022. Therefore, it is possible that this State of Play event will reveal more. 

The game is currently undergoing a lot of criticism due to the association with the Wizarding World creator, who has made numerous transphobic comments over the past few years.