Even with the PlayStation 5 incoming at the end of the year, Sony is skipping E3 for the second year in a row, instead claiming they will attend “hundreds of consumer events across the globe” instead. This doesn’t come as too much of a shock as Sony have begun to rely on their own presentations across the year.
The industry was shocked last year when Sony pulled out of E3, and this year, they’ve gone and done it again. Microsoft have confirmed they will be attending E3, and still value it as an important part of the year for them, whereas Sony don’t see the value in the convention.
Here’s what a representative told GamesIndustry.biz:
After thorough evaluation SIE has decided not to participate in E3 2020. We have great respect for the ESA as an organization, but we do not feel the vision of E3 2020 is the right venue for what we are focused on this year.
We will build upon our global events strategy in 2020 by participating in hundreds of consumer events across the globe. Our focus is on making sure fans feel part of the PlayStation family and have access to play their favorite content. We have a fantastic line up of titles coming to PlayStation 4, and with the upcoming launch of PlayStation 5, we are truly looking forward to a year of celebration with our fans.
You can expect Sony to continue to offer up their own PlayStation ‘State of Play’ streams, which are their take on Nintendo Direct’s. It’s also rumoured that Sony will soon be hosting a PlayStation 5 reveal event – which should show off the console design for the first time, and some titles you’ll be playing on their next-gen hardware. The PlayStation 4 was revealed in February of it’s release year, but the actual design was held until June at E3.
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