Sony has confirmed they may skip E3 2020.
The corporate will skip the annual Digital Leisure Present for the second time – information confirmed by a Sony rep (by way of GamesIndustry.biz). The corporate had beforehand attended each E3 for the reason that starting of the expo over twenty years in the past, until they first skipped it last year.
Sony famous the present path for E3 doesn’t match what they’re planning for 2020, as a substitute they may attend “tons of of client occasions” all over the world to indicate off upcoming PlayStation Four and PlayStation 5 video games.
“After thorough analysis SIE has determined to not take part in E3 2020,” the Sony rep stated. “We’ve got nice respect for the ESA as a corporation, however we don’t really feel the imaginative and prescient of E3 2020 is the correct venue for what we’re centered on this yr.”
They added, “We’ll construct upon our international occasions technique in 2020 by collaborating in tons of of client occasions throughout the globe. Our focus is on ensuring followers really feel a part of the PlayStation household and have entry to play their favourite content material. We’ve got a improbable line up of titles coming to PlayStation 4, and with the upcoming launch of PlayStation 5, we’re really trying ahead to a yr of celebration with our followers.”
The Leisure Software program Affiliation, the oldsters who run E3, additionally supplied an announcement concerning Sony skipping the occasion:
“E3 is a signature occasion celebrating the online game trade and showcasing the folks, manufacturers and improvements redefining leisure liked by billions of individuals all over the world. E3 2020 will likely be an thrilling, high-energy present that includes new experiences, companions, exhibitor areas, activations, and programming that may entertain new and veteran attendees alike. Exhibitor curiosity in our new activations is gaining the eye of manufacturers that view E3 as a key alternative to attach with online game followers worldwide.”