Sony Interactive Leisure will skip E3 once more this yr and take part as a substitute in “tons of of shopper occasions throughout the globe,” the corporate informed GamesIndustry.biz as we speak. The corporate, which is getting ready to launch the PlayStation 5 earlier than this vacation season, missed the present for the primary time final yr, after twenty years of being certainly one of its largest exhibitors.
A Sony Interactive spokesperson informed GamesIndustry.biz that the corporate has “nice respect for the ESA as a company, however we don’t really feel the imaginative and prescient of E3 2020 is the suitable venue for what we’re targeted on this yr.” As an alternative, it’s going to “construct upon our world occasions technique in 2020 by taking part in tons of of of shopper occasions throughout the globe.”
As TechCrunch’s Devin Coldewey famous final yr, Nintendo hasn’t held a proper E3 press convention in years, however nonetheless has a sales space the place attendees can play their video games and hosts a dwell stream. Earlier than skipping the occasion final yr, Sony used E3 to debut new consoles and flagship video games, although specializing in different occasions offers it extra flexibility for when it pronounces main information.
TechCrunch has contacted Sony Interactive and ESA, the organizers of E3, for remark.