Sony Interactive Entertainment, the division behind PlayStation, “has decided not to participate in E3 2020.”
With the expected launch of the PlayStation 5 later this year, the company’s decision to skip E3 marks the end of an era: Sony has used the event to announce key details of every new model of PlayStation.
While Sony has confirmed that it will play PlayStation 4 titles, and have a solid-state hard drive, we still don’t know what the PlayStation 5 will look like or what it will cost.
PlayStation said E3 did not feel like “the right venue for what we are focused on this year” and that it will instead participate in “hundreds of consumer events across the globe.”
This will be the second consecutive year that Sony declined to participate in the event.
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Sony Interactive Entertainment, the division behind PlayStation, announced Monday that it will not participate in this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) — the biggest video game industry event of the year, put on by the Entertainment Software Association this year beginning on June 9th.
“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,” the company said in a statement emailed to Business Insider.
Sony’s decision not to participate in E3, reported earlier by GamesIndustry.biz, came as a surprise given the company’s plans to unveil the PlayStation 5 later this year. It means we don’t know when we’ll get key details on the new console — while Sony has confirmed that it will play PlayStation 4 titles, and have a solid-state hard drive, we still don’t know what …read more
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