Sony confirms it is not attending E3 2019

  • Sony confirms it is not attending E3 2019

Sony confirms it is not attending E3 2019

For the first time in 24 years, Sony and PlayStation will not appear at E3 in 2019.

In a statement, Sony said: "We always want to innovate, think differently and experiment with new ways to delight gamers".

E3 is an outstanding opportunity for us to share new games and experiences with fans and business partners from across the globe. The company has been a staple of the long-running video games convention but has dropped out of next year's edition citing "new and familiar ways to engage" its fans in 2019. Electronic Arts now holds its own event in Hollywood in the days leading up to E3, while a year ago Microsoft rented out a theatre at L.A. Live, a few minutes away from the convention centre where E3 takes place. And it's not the first to move on to pastures new either - while each had a presence at the show, the past few years have seen both EA and Microsoft hold their marquee press conferences off site. PSX was canceled because there wouldn't be enough to share about these titles to meet expectations, according to Sony Worldwide Studios Chairman Shawn Layden.

The Entertainment Software Association announced its upcoming 2019 E3 show Thursday but made no mention of PlayStation in the press release circulated via email.

Microsoft will be at E3 in June and Nintendo will likely host its own Direct stream alongside the show, while also bringing games to the show floor for attendees.

While he agrees that it would be a sad sight to see if this truly is the death bell for E3, he mainly believes that this is another sign that the PlayStation 5 will be released in 2020.

The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) lost one of its biggest participants after Sony decided not to be part of the 2019 event.

What the means for E3 is unclear at this point. Honestly, we don't think E3 would be as exciting without all three showing off new games in their existing franchises, new I.P.'s and just seeing those toe-tingling console announcements. Be sure to let us know down below in the comments.

Well, what we can answer is that now Xbox, Nintendo and the other publishers will possibly have bigger spotlights at E3 next year than ever before.