PlayStation is skipping E3 2020

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For the second yr in a row, Sony Interactive Entertainment is skipping E3, North America’s marquee video game expo, which is organized by the Entertainment Software Association.

In a press release to, a Sony spokesperson stated: “After thorough evaluation SIE has decided not to participate in E3 2020. We have great respect for the ESA as an organization, but we do not feel the vision of E3 2020 is the right venue for what we are focused on this year. We will build upon our global events strategy in 2020 by participating in hundreds of consumer events across the globe. Our focus is on making sure fans feel part of the PlayStation family and have access to play their favorite content. We have a fantastic line up of titles coming to PlayStation 4, and with the upcoming launch of PlayStation 5, we are truly looking forward to a year of celebration with our fans.”

The spokesperson didn’t handle any plans for Sony to carry its personal PlayStation-specific occasions.

Sony opted not to attend E3 2019. It didn’t have a sales space on the E3 present flooring, nor did the corporate host its annual pre-E3 press convention, which had lately grow to be a playlist of trailers, with few onstage appearances from PlayStation executives or game builders. At the time, Sony stated it was “exploring new and familiar ways to engage our community in 2019.”

Last yr, Sony launched State of Play, a video collection that delivered PlayStation-focused information, a la Nintendo Direct and Inside Xbox. The firm has already introduced plans to release the PlayStation 5 in time for the 2020 holiday season. Polygon has contacted Sony instantly for affirmation, and for extra data.