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Sony to skip E3 again in 2020

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Thoughts?

No Sony, No E3. 16 17.39%
 
No Sony, yes E3. 30 32.61%
 
E3 is dead. 14 15.22%
 
E3 doesn't need it. 13 14.13%
 
E3 sucks anyway. 2 2.17%
 
PSX please! 8 8.70%
 
State of Play is the superior format. 2 2.17%
 
PS5 cancelled confirmed. 4 4.35%
 
But LoD will be there, right? 2 2.17%
 
Don't have an opinion, but love polls. 1 1.09%
 
Total:92

So Sony announced it'll not be attending E3 yet again this year.

"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 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."

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-01-11-playstation-will-not-participate-in-e3-2020

Thoughts?

E3 is dead.



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Makes sense. Disappointing, but Sony don't need E3



E3 needs Sony more than Sony needs E3.

PlayStation meeting , Tokyo game Show and Gamescom is still on right?



Sony want to make money by selling art, Nintendo want to make money by selling fun, Microsoft want to make money.

Another nail in the coffin for E3.



What a shame. Would have great to see Xbox and Playstation go compeititive in 1 event.



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Fine by me. I hated their time slot. Just too late in the day for me. They don't need E3 though.
Kinda feel bad for the journalist though? Imagine if E3 dies and instead there are just 10+ different conferences. Different days and locations. Or even worse what if Ubisoft has one the same day/time as Microsoft?

You have a Playstation experience. You can go before E3, or after E3. You can choose a completely different month. You can do multiple days whatever. Smarter to just have complete control over every aspect of it.

Or you can do multiple ones. So you are just constantly in the news.



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Expected with the latest rumors but the bummer is that they made no mention of having their own event around E3. Instead they seem to just plan to attend other events like PAX, TGS etc.



only777 said:
E3 needs Sony more than Sony needs E3.

PlayStation meeting , Tokyo game Show and Gamescom is still on right?

TGS maybe. gamescom most likely not. 



Shame. As a fan I look forward to console and game reveals in E3, and while you can make the argument that Sony doesnt need E3 and E3 itself is not what it used to be I think it remains as of today the single biggest gaming event - and arguably the best platform - to make a big reveal like the PS5 warrants. I still remember their E3 presentation of the PS4 and I thought it was fantastic. That they can do it in their own Direct any time they want doesnt get the same impact.



disappointing for us, and sad for E3. this is future though, and makes alot of sense.