Sony repeatedly stated that it would not have anything to announce at E3 2019, but even as late as the start of this week there was some hope from core gaming communities that it would show something. Well, the curtain is about to close on the Los Angeles convention, but it’s looking like PlayStation will stick to its guns.

It’s been an odd few days, because the platform holder has acknowledged that the event it taking place. For example, its social media accounts have been fuelling the hype, posting release dates and trailers. It’s not like the PlayStation Blog has been abandoned either: major titles like Watch Dogs Legion and Final Fantasy VII: Remake have been outlined in full on the official site.

Even the executives, like Shuhei Yoshida, have been Tweeting frequently about the show. But that’s where the organisation's drawn the line: there hasn’t been a stealth State of Play announcement, the company hasn’t been in communication with anyone from the media, and there definitely hasn’t been a new The Last of Us: Part II trailer – despite what people hoped.

It has all raised questions about the relevancy of E3 as a whole, especially when you consider the impact that Death Stranding’s release date trailer had a week prior. But there’s still so much that Sony needs to share with us, and with gaming’s biggest convention all but concluded, our attention is now turning to one question: when will the Japanese giant talk to us next?