Sony Interactive Entertainment(SIE) confirmed the news in statement sent to GamesIndustry.biz. The PlayStation company says,that it does not feel the vision for the event is right for what it has planned for this year. Instead it will attend ‘hundreds’ of consumer events to showcase upcoming games for PS4 and PS5.
“After thorough evaluation SIE (Sony Interactive Entertainment) 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.” says Sony.
Sony’s about to skip this year’s E3 2020 too,instead they’re planning “hundreds of consumer events across the globe”. With the PlayStation 5 launching later this year, Sony will likely host its own big press conference dedicated to it.
The absence of Sony Interactive Entertainment in last year’s E3 was a big deal,while other publishers like Activision,Electronic Arts have their appearances with trailers and game play.
However,Microsoft Xbox is looking forward to this year’s E3 2020 event and excited to reveal what they got under their sleeves,also shared a tweet:
This E3 2020 is going to be huge with lots of new titles and projects TBA.