PlayStation: Sony Will Not Attend E3 2019

In a considerably stunning transfer, Sony has introduced that they’re skipping E3 2019. 

“As the trade evolves, Sony Interactive Entertainment continues to search for ingenious alternatives to have interaction the group,” stated Sony in an announcement to Game Informer. “PlayStation followers imply the world to us and we at all times need to innovate, assume in another way and experiment with new methods to please avid gamers. As a outcome, we have now determined to not take part in E3 in 2019.”

Sony additionally said that they’re exploring “new and acquainted methods to have interaction our group in 2019 and might’t wait to share our plans.”

The thought of Sony not being at E3 is definitely odd. Not solely is the primary E3 ever that they won’t attend, however Sony is accountable for a number of the best highlights within the present’s historical past. Indeed, their latest press conferences have usually been seen because the gold commonplace of E3 shows. Of course, not everybody was on-board with their elaborate (however tedious) multi-stage set-up at E3 2018. 

Interestingly, that presentation could have been the important thing think about Sony’s resolution to skip E3 2019. It was clear that Sony was considering past the bounds of the E3 occasion and even perhaps past the bounds of their very own exhibits (do not forget that they’ve canceled this yr’s PlayStation Experience occasion). Of course, that does elevate some questions concerning what Sony will change these occasions with. The apparent reply is that they may run a single occasion that will even run in opposition to (or across the similar time of) E3. We’d be shocked if Sony skips occasions altogether. 

However, we would not be shocked if Sony goes the Nintendo route and begins internet hosting Direct-style bulletins on-line. Not solely are such bulletins cheaper and arguably additional reaching, however they’ve the additional benefit of being extraordinarily managed. In different phrases, they’re freed from any dwell presentation errors. It’s additionally attainable that this resolution has one thing to do with them eager to have as a lot management over the PS5’s reveal as attainable. 

It’s additionally value noting that Microsoft has taken this chance to announce they may nonetheless host an E3 2019 convention. Suffice to say, they will be drawing loads of additional consideration at subsequent yr’s present. 

Matthew Byrd is a workers author for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days making an attempt to pitch deep-dive analytical items about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an more and more perturbed collection of editors. You can learn extra of his work right here or discover him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014

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