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Sony PlayStation won't be at E3 2019

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http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2018/11/theres_wild_speculation_sony_may_skip_e3_2019

 

All speculation at this point but very interesting if true. We might remember that Sony skipped out on PSX 2018. If true, my best guess is they are going to change PSX to be a summer event and host their own in lieu of E3 from now on. 

 

Other unlikely options are Sony is going to announce PS5 soon and want to focus on a new even just for that, or they are hurting financially and looking into cutting back. (highly unlikely). 

 

What do you all think?

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The internet, streaming, and lack of general interest in traditional gaming news media made this inevitable. Most people just look forward to TGS now and Western devs usually make announcements way before E3 these days anyway

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Well, this sucks. I hope that Sony is not getting cocky due to their good position right now.

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Just now, aZombieDictator said:

As long as Devolver Digital is around at E3 it's all good. Just hopefully there will be a decent amount of Playstation announcements through out the year.

 

 


A lot of people were expecting Sony to announce the Playstation 5 next year. Not necessarily at E3... but if we look at years past, they announced the PS4 in an event in February and showed it off for the first time at E3.

Losing on that kind of huge exposure right before a new generation cycle is a bit strange to me.

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Boring but as long as the games keep coming, its all good :)

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It's confirmed now: https://www.gameinformer.com/2018/11/14/sony-interactive-entertainment-is-not-attending-e3-in-2019

Sony's statement:

 

“As the industry evolves, Sony Interactive Entertainment continues to look for inventive opportunities to engage the community," the company told Game Informer in a statement. "PlayStation fans mean the world to us and we always want to innovate, think differently and experiment with new ways to delight gamers. As a result, we have decided not to participate in E3 in 2019. We are exploring new and familiar ways to engage our community in 2019 and can’t wait to share our plans with you.” 

 

@Valyrious Can you update the title to Confirmed?

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Nintendo is killing it with their fast, frequent Nintendo Directs. 

If PlayStation takes that idea and makes it their own, they won't need major conferences or Playstation Experience to announce new titles or hardware.

Here's hoping that they become more social now. It just kinda sucks because E3, for better or worse, was a yearly tradition that I always looked forward to.

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Xbox did a great job this year i haven't bothered with sonys conference at all because i knew there'll be nothing new but im surprised Sony did this since i expected them to kill it next year but time will tell.

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Let's be honest, they pretty much skipped E3 2018 anyway.  There was way more effort that went into creating set pieces for trailers than actually went into presenting anything.

 

Felt the time watching their presentation this past year could have been better served watching trailers at my convenience on YouTube. Waste of time.

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no Sony at e3 would be good perhaps. they could do a year end game awards or mini event and announce release dates/windows for Doom, Tsushima, Nioh2, Last of Us 2. and call it a wrap on ps4.

 

release ps5 at the ass end of 2020 and release Cyberpunk as a ps4 game & ps5 launch title and Death Stranding. 

effectively ending ps4 life cycle.

 

plus gives people the idea ps5 is coming so if you guys need to save your money to afford it lol, you have time to do so.

 

ps5 is day 1 for me. if Nintendo has another switch model I'll also day 1 that. 

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7 minutes ago, stupot00 said:

They won't have enough uncensored gameplay to show.

 

This here is GOLD!! xDxD

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This thread here actually makes some really good points. It's not really a bad thing Sony is skipping.

 

 

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Good thing sony made a right choice , this year sony e3 and the rest were disappointing (bc pretty much is the same thing)  hope they have something better in 2020.

 

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As if there wasn't enoug bullsh*t surrounding them right now. It's a pretty ballsy move but I can't really say I'm surprised seeing how overconfident they have become.

 

With 86+ millions of PS4 sold in 5 years they will at least be able to dig themselves a nice and comfy grave for next gen :D 

 

The bigger they are...

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They probably identified that they could save some money on gas by not sending representatives there, or save money on flights for the same reason. 

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After a solid performance at E3 2015 and E3 2016, is it really all that bad that Sony won't appear?

 

I think we already know the upcoming exclusives. There's at least four upcoming PS4 exclusives but I guess that isn't enough.

 

With Sony leading this console generation by a longshot, I wouldn't mind other companies to try to gain a foothold for next year's presentations. That is still a long ways off.

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They bailed on PSX 2018 due to lack of new stuff to show, right?  With all of their biggest upcoming exclusives (Day's Gone, The Last of Us Part II, Ghost of Tsushima, Death Stranding) already having gotten numerous announcements and presentations at the last few E3's... the lack of new stuff may be the cause yet again.

 

I don't see that as necessarily being a bad thing.  I'm sure Sony can find ways to market and publicize without E3.  And if somehow all four of those games launch in 2019, that's another HUGE year for Sony and a great way to cap off the PS4's twilight years as Sony prepares for the PS5 announcement... at E3 2020 or otherwise.

 

EDIT: Though admittedly, I did love watching E3 the last few years.  It'll be less exciting in 2019 without Sony... but considering I own all of the consoles at this point, there's plenty of gaming goodness still for me to feast on.  Enough to get me to tune in at least, probably.

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Well E3 just got even less interesting.

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