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Sony will be skipping E3 for the first time in 24-years

Sony has had a very strong year with God of War and Spider-Man.

  • Published: November 16, 2018 6:36 PM IST
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Sony Interactive Entertainment the company that makes Sony PlayStation will in probability not be attending Electronic Entertainment Expo commonly known as E3 in 2019. According to a report by Game Informer Sony will not even be hosting its own press conference around the E3. This will be the very first time Sony will not be present at the E3 ever since it’s first edition in 1995.

According to the report, Entertainment Software Association which manages the Expo announced the participants and details of the upcoming E3 2019 in a presser email. The email contained a list of the usual companies that attend the E3 which included Microsoft Xbox, Nintendo, Activision, Bethesda, Capcom, Ubisoft, and other big names, but Sony’s name was missing along with its console, PlayStation.

Here’s what a statement given to the Game Informer by Sony says, “As the industry evolves, Sony Interactive Entertainment continues to look for inventive opportunities to engage the community. PlayStation fans mean the world to us and we always want to innovate, think differently and experiment with new ways to delight gamers. As a result, we have decided not to participate in E3 in 2019. We are exploring new and familiar ways to engage our community in 2019 and can’t wait to share our plans with you.”

There are hints in the statement that Sony may not have enough new content to make a satisfying presentation for the fans and hence will be foregoing this edition of the E3. Sony has even cancelled another event called the PlayStation Experience event, where Shawn Layden head of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, said that the company will not have enough content to hold a show.

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Sony has had a very strong year with exclusives like Spider-Man and God of War, both of which are game of the year contenders. And it does have a couple of games coming up, but that may not be enough to hold a whole show.

  • Published Date: November 16, 2018 6:36 PM IST