Sony Interactive Entertainment will not attend the E3 2019 nor host a press conference during the "World's Greatest Gaming Fair" – for the first time in its nearly 25-year history. Your PlayStation 2018 home experience has already been canceled.
The company wants to take other ways to engage the community, he says in a statement Informer Game. The section from the statement: "Playstation fans say the world to us and we always want to innovate, think differently and experiment in new ways to get the players excited, so we decided not to participate in the E3 in 2019. We are exploring new and recognized ways to support our community in 2019 and can not wait To share our programs with them. "
Compared to Polygon, Jennifer Clarke (senior vice president of communications at Sony) said that the events planned for E3 2019 (such as EA Play by Electronic Art) were not planned.
In addition, Jason Schrier of Kotaku added that "Based on discussions with industry developers, I look forward to releasing the PlayStation 5 2020 – and the publisher [Sony] Schreier also estimates that Death Baby, the last of us 2 and Spirit of Chushima are expected to emerge in the second half of 2019 or later. "
In the meantime, the brewery rumors: "Leaker", which yesterday has already written about plans for the Sony E3, said that the PlayStation 5 should be included in a smaller event in mid-2019. The grand announcement will be made in the PlayStation 2019. The plans can still change, Adam also writes that the PlayStation 5 is a "beast" and will be released the next one to a year and a half. The anthem has been tested on PS5 devkits. Incidentally, it is estimated that the anthem will be postponed again because the game is a big "mess".
According to the press release of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), organizers of E3, several companies have already decided to participate in E3 2019, including Microsoft, Nintendo, Activision, Bethesda Softworks, Capcom, Epic Games, Konami, Enix Square, Take-Too Interactive, Ubisoft And Warner Bros. Interactive. Sony would leave a big hole in the exhibition halls, where the publisher always had a considerable presence.
Sources: Gematsu, Kotaku, Game Informer, ESA and Polygon