If you had hope Sony will be revealing new information about the PlayStation 5 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo this June in Los Angeles, that would not be happening. Sony confirmed with GamesIndustry the event does not align with its vision for the year; this will be the second time a row Sony will be skipping the E3 which is an annual event for gaming industry companies to debut new hardware and showcase what it has to offer.
“After thorough evaluation SIE has decided not to participate in E3 2020,” said a Sony Interactive Entertainment spokesperson. “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 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 always taken advantage of the E3 to showcase exclusive games and its next consoles wince it started attending in 1995. E3 2013 was big for the company and led to a successful campaign for the PS4. Sony’s rival Microsoft, on the other hand, will be at the E3 2020 to reveal more information concerning the Xbox, says Vice President of Gaming Phil Spencer. Microsoft officially unveiled its Xbox Series X at the Game Awards held recently.
So far, Sony has revealed some specifications of the PS5 and also confirmed its official logo. The company plans to attend consumer events to showcase more about the PS5 and talk about upcoming PS4 games.
In a response to Sony skipping the E3 for the second year in a row, event organisers ESA said: “E3 is a signature event celebrating the video game industry and showcasing the people, brands, and innovations redefining entertainment loved by billions of people around the world. E3 2020 will be an exciting, high-energy show featuring new experiences, partners, exhibitor spaces, activations, and programming that will entertain new and veteran attendees alike. Exhibitor interest in our new activations is gaining the attention of brands that view E3 as a key opportunity to connect with video game fans worldwide.”