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PlayStation has announced that it will skip E3 2020.
This is the second year in a row that Sony is not coming to the event.
Sony has said it will attend “hundreds” of consumer events to showcase games for the PS4 and PS5.
PlayStation has confirmed that it will skip E3 2020. This is the second year in a row that the company is missing out on the world's largest gaming event. The company told Gamesindustry.biz that, “it does not feel the vision for the event is right for what it has planned for this year. Instead, it will attend 'hundreds' of consumer events to showcase upcoming games for PS4 and PS5”. Last year, 2019, Sony skipped E3 2019 because it didn’t have anything to add that would warrant a big event. Considering the big reveal of 2018, this made sense. However, note that E3 2013, where Sony highlighted details of the PS4 is considered one of the best E3 presentations. Sony has been showcasing at E3 since 1995 so it is sad to see the company absent from the event 2 years in a row.
A Sony Interactive Entertainment spokesperson said, “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.”
Sony has said it will partake in “hundreds” of consumer events to showcase games for the PS4 and PS5. Which “hundred” events these are is yet to be seen. Sony took the stage at CES 2020 to show off the PS5 logo. The more valuable information highlighted at the event wasn't the logo, but the fact that key features of the PS5 are yet to be revealed.
The SIE spokesperson goes on to say, “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 favourite 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.”
Sony has taken quite the unconventional route to reveal some key features of the PS5. An exclusive Wired article was the primary source of information for official details of the PS5. You can read the information revealed here.
Meanwhile, Microsoft is gearing up to reveal more information about the Xbox Series X at E3. You can read more about the official information about the Series X here.
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