The suggestion is that Sony do not have any more major games to announce for the PlayStation 4, with its impressive upcoming slate including The Last of Us: Part 2, Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding and Ghost of Tsushima being the last wave of games for the existing console. They either have nothing to show or are short on cash. Now one of its biggest players, Sony, has decided that PlayStation will not be attending E3 in 2019. Sony has a complete grip on this gen in every way and skipping an event in itself does no damage to their control over every portion of the market. But with the more prevalent year-round new coverage and direct access to its consumers via social media and streaming platforms, its influence has been on the wane for a few years now.
Sony skipping E3 is as shot to the gut, no matter how you spin it. This marks the first time that the PlayStation platform holder has chosen to skip the show in its 24-year history. And Sony can release more news, with better control, instead of lumping it all into a 60-90 minute press conference, where half the articles are about 4-5 minutes of what might have been shown at that conference, and the other half are about who won E3. While Sony have yet to officially confirm that PlayStation 5 is in the works,. Hopefully that saving is passed on to the customer but you will have to forgive my being a little bit cynical. There's no way to avoid it nowadays.
Me, I like a good ol fashioned presentation with some awesome bombshells 60d ago Exactly, everyone was expecting a ps5 announcement at E3, imagine if they'd gone ahead and still had a conference with just some 3rd party games and no announcement? We all know Sony like to show games long before they have a release date and sometimes with out a name. However, now it appears Sony is leaving the show too. In the last few years Sony started using a live orchestra to produce music for some of its segments. I don't think you can predict what happens to the brand as a whole. PlayStation Experience had been running annually in December for each of the past four years. PlayStation fans mean the world to us and we always want to innovate, think differently and experiment with new ways to delight gamers. It has to be bigger than just that.
Sony already canceled PlayStation Experience 2018 due to not having enough games to show, and their E3 decision could have similar motivation. The move was considered quite controversial at the time, with many wondering what such a move would mean for both the publisher and the biggest gaming show of the year. A change was great for Nintendo. Its a lot of money to spend just to prove to a bunch of fan boys that they're doing something so they can use it for their console war fodder. At this time it is unknown whether or not Sony plans to host an independent showcase earlier in 2019, or if they plan to a replacement showcase at all, making 2019 a strange time for the gaming masses, who have seen Sony at E3 for the event's full 24-year history. Sony canceled the former in September citing a lack of unreleased games for fans to experience. Andy McNamara provided additional reporting for this article.
Any announcements Sony might make at this imaginary conference wouldn't be drowned out by the hundreds of other software and hardware announcements that usually come out of E3. I'm just kidding, but I wouldn't bee too surprised given how creative they've been with these events. It was a hard decision, but we have determined that this year we will not hold PlayStation Experience. Lol if your an experienced gamer you'd know Sony has more in development than any other and have plenty to show. An announcement this year is unlikely. And developed a new reputation for it.
In other words, kind of like watching a train wreck in the hopes that someone will make it out alive. Nothing worse than a puppet show that gets ruined by social media. As for Nintendo, it hasn't held a traditional press conference at E3 in five years, preferring to send pre-recorded videos out to the masses, showcasing its wares. In September of this year, Sony also that it had hosted for the past several years as well. Microsoft on the other hand has again committed to E3. The trade association is made up of the video game industry's largest and most notable publishers, including Sony Interactive Entertainment, and has recently made moves to transition E3 from less of an industry event to a fan-inclusive one. It marks the first time in 24 years that the Japanese giant has not attended the American expo.
If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums. It's been 24 years straight, 24 years of presence and yearly re-assurance that they are working hardcore on. They could probably do an E3 conference but it may not be their best show. E3 has become more of a narcissistic ego fest for the community, and its been going on since last gen, where everything is compared to everything else, and most of the announcements go unnoticed. PlayStation fans mean the world to us and we always want to innovate, think differently and experiment with new ways to delight gamers. The convention has long been the summer anchor where the biggest video companies announce and show off their upcoming wares. With Sony not having anything major of note to reveal at E3 2019, it would make sense for the company to skip a year and may well return for E3 2020.
As a result, we have decided not to participate in E3 in 2019. . Cmon, E3 is like the Superbowl of gaming. Sony PlayStation has announced it will not be attending the E3 2019 gaming convention in Los Angeles next year. Sony's decision is somewhat unprecedented at the platform-holder level. My guess is that they will start doing Directs like Nintendo or they trying to revamp their own show. 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.