Sony Interactive Leisure will skip E3 once more this 12 months and take part as an alternative in “a whole lot of client occasions throughout the globe,” the corporate advised GamesIndustry.biz immediately. The corporate, which is making ready to launch the PlayStation 5 earlier than this vacation season, missed the present for the primary time final 12 months, after twenty years of being one in every of its largest exhibitors.
A Sony Interactive spokesperson advised GamesIndustry.biz that the corporate has “nice respect for the ESA as a corporation, however we don’t really feel the imaginative and prescient of E3 2020 is the appropriate venue for what we’re targeted on this 12 months.” As an alternative, it can “construct upon our world occasions technique in 2020 by collaborating in a whole lot of of client occasions throughout the globe.”
As TechCrunch’s Devin Coldewey famous final 12 months, 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 reside stream. Earlier than skipping the occasion final 12 months, Sony used E3 to debut new consoles and flagship video games, although specializing in different occasions provides it extra flexibility for when it declares main information.
TechCrunch has contacted Sony Interactive and ESA, the organizers of E3, for remark.