Following Sony’s no-show at last year’s E3, the company announced that PlayStation E3 2020 will be another no-go once again, which marks this as the second time in a row the company isn’t showing its wares at the video game industry’s biggest event of the year.
According to Sony, it doesn’t feel the “vision” for E3 2020 is right for what it wants to show this year, and iwll opt instead to attend consumer events to showcase upcoming titles for the PS4, and the company’s next-gen console, the PS5.
Here’s the statement provided by the Sony Interactive Entertainment spokesperson (via GamesIndustry):
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.
What’s interesting here is, with the PS5 set to launch later this year, most people might have assumed that Sony will fire on all cylinders when it comes to marketing their next-gen console. That said, this isn’t reall that surprising, as most gamers are expecting Sony to host their own event to discuss the PS5, upcoming PS4 games and more.
And don’t forget, the “State of Play” video presentations the company did last year will most likely be Sony’s platform for making announcements and such once again.
Are you disappointed Sony won’t be at E3 2020 or do you prefer the smaller, Nintendo Direct-like State of Play presentations?