This is quite a petty reply. Resorting to calling out others as being fanboys 'loyal' is just a poor excuse to undermine what they have to say. If anything, it only shows how hollow your own words actually ring that you can't use anything with actual substance.
I'm actually working in the SEA region atm, and understanding why companies like Sony and Facebook are cancelling appearances comes from a perspective of the real threat the virus has on this region.
That said, there is a myriad of other ways that PS owners can expect to receive news. Youtube, Instagram and especially the PS Blog have all been viable ways to disseminate info. No one needs a showing at PAX for PS4 coverage. No one needs GDC to hear insider speak/ rumours to float around about what is up with the PS5.
I’m not the only one here saying Sony is milking the virus situation a little much. MS is attending GDC, they confirmed Turn 10 will be discussing next gen ray tracing. So that tells me something.
I’m just seeing MS being very active lately, with VGA, GDC, E3....and I seeing Sony making a lot of excuses to not be at these events. You know where I stand but cmon...you honestly telling me you ok with Sony being shy all of a sudden?
And so? Just because some of you share the same opinion doesn't legitimize that thought.
It is nice that MS will stay at GDC. They have the right to do so.
As already mentioned, it's not an excuse to cancel showing up at these events in the wake of a potential virus pandemic.
Next gen doesn't begin for at least another 10 months. If we are hitting like September without news then there is cause for concern. No reason to fear monger.
Moreover, Sony (as far as I can tell) didn't stop going to events when Bird Flu and Ebola were an issue. But they have canceled numerous events due to "lack of announcements." So now Sony is canceling more events. Are we really going to say the only reason they are bowing out is because of the virus, especially when it's right now worse in Japan than the US?.
? That is a rather poor comparison to make.
From what I can tell, America has never had a confirmed patient with bird flu (I could be wrong). Ebola in 2014 only resulted in 11 cases in total in the US of which 2 were from inside the US itself. Coronavirus currently has 35 confirmed cases within the US, with the possibility of more. Korea, Iran, Italy, Israel are all seeing increased infections from ppl who possibility had no links to China.
And cancelling is not only about the the current situation in the USA, its about the international nature of these events and the possibility of ppl being infected from non-American exhibitors/ visitors.
Last edited by twintail - on 23 February 2020