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Madword said:
I think there is some short sighted thinking here on VG... over at resetera a few of us are thinking why this might be the case.

Early 2020 (march) launch for Ps5, why do E3, too early for talk about PS5...some negativity of course but its the end of the PS4/Xbox gen whatever MS shows wont impact this gen's sales (especially if a new console is then out by the next E3). Sony will have a show in September to talk about PS5.

No point going to E3 to talk about PS4 games that everyone already knows about, people will be people and just moan.

It could still be 2019 either. I always expected them to release PS5 in the year of their 25th anniversary, but yes....why not in spring? a spring release seems to have worked well for Nintendo..although it would be a first for Sony. If anything this makes me excited for what’s to come next year.

I’m still surprised by this decision. Kodera said they’d duck a bit, but that’s not what I expected.



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I think this is a good move. E3 is not important anymore. There are so many better ways to get information to consumers, and interact with consumers. Better to have a constant stream of big announcements throughout the year, than isolate the buzz around your platform to 1 or 2 events a year.

Even the lack of PSX this year turned out fine. We got updates on all the announced future titles, PS Now Downloads, and Cross Play. We didn't need a show to do that.

In all honesty, ever since the whole blow up against Microsoft, and the shift from E3 being a presentation, to an hour+ trailer reel, I couldn't care less about the show anyways. I loved E3 when it went over New Firmware, New Services, Hardware and Software sales, Non Gaming Content, and when Games where showed, you actually got developers on stage playing their games. Gamers killed E3 by taking the humanity out of it, and turing it into a bunch of people in a room watching YouTube.



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Weird. Not like it would be hard to make trailers for Death Stranding, Ghosts, and LoU2 and then have a bunch of third party stuff.



Wow, are they going to do their own event to hog all that singular attention for the PS5? This is going to be a very interesting E3.



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Errorist76 said:
Madword said:
I think there is some short sighted thinking here on VG... over at resetera a few of us are thinking why this might be the case.

Early 2020 (march) launch for Ps5, why do E3, too early for talk about PS5...some negativity of course but its the end of the PS4/Xbox gen whatever MS shows wont impact this gen's sales (especially if a new console is then out by the next E3). Sony will have a show in September to talk about PS5.

No point going to E3 to talk about PS4 games that everyone already knows about, people will be people and just moan.

It could still be 2019 either. I always expected them to release PS5 in the year of their 25th anniversary, but yes....why not in spring? a spring release seems to have worked well for Nintendo..although it would be a first for Sony. If anything this makes me excited for what’s to come next year.

I’m still surprised by this decision. Kodera said they’d duck a bit, but that’s not what I expected.

I mean the thing is we already know what is happening in 2019 in terms of games.... 

 

  • Days Gone : April 2019
  • Dreams : Probably May 2019
  • MediEvil August 2019
  • TLOU2 - March 2020
  • Death Stranding 2019 or 2020

Edit Forgot Ghosts as well... damn still much to come.

So we can see that 2019 is pretty much set in stone and no need to talk about these games at E3 or announce games new for 2020 as they'll be PS5) as Sony have learnt that got them burnt before when trying to match MS for earliest announcements (I think this is the change in attitude). I think MS will go back to E3 showing logo's etc but if they dont mention next gen, I think thats lost on the audience.



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I mean, they could still rent space for booths intended for showcasing demos of their upcoming games as Nintendo already does without having to prepare a big 1 hour conference.

Now ... who's going to get all that space Sony has left ? Could be a good occasion for Nintendo to showcase 2 of their major hit this year ...

Also, the grind of evolution towards the next generation has begun for Sony. We're going to get the inexorable PS5 reveal in 2019.



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Clearly the diminishing relevance of E3. There are so many other ways to reach fans at this point and both Sony and Nintendo had fairly bad presentations at E3 this year.



well, it's not that bad, most games announced at E3 should be on ps4 anyway and I the generation is already won. Better focus on having next gen without droughts and letting 3rd parties provide games



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