Last year, Sony did not show up at E3, and the company has announced that it will also participate in the 2020 event. In a statement to GamesIndustry.biz, the people behind PlayStation explained that “After an exhaustive evaluation, SIE has decided not to participate in E3 2020. We have great respect for ESA as an organization, but we do not believe that the vision of E3 2020 is the right place for what We are focused on this year.
“We will develop our global event strategy in 2020 by participating in hundreds of events for consumers worldwide. Our focus is to make sure fans feel part of the PlayStation family and have access to play their favorite content. We have a fantastic lineup. of the titles that come to PlayStation 4, and with the next release of PlayStation 5, we really look forward to a year of celebration with our fans. “
In 2018, Sony tested a “different approach” for its E3 press conference while immersing itself in games like Stranded death, but it seems that even the possibility of launching its PlayStation 5 later this year will not return it to the program in an official sense. Of course, as we observed last year, Sony’s presence was still spreading on the E3’s exhibition floor through third-party sales and disclosures, and it seems likely that the same will happen in 2020. For its part, Microsoft eliminated the details of the Xbox X series at The Game Awards, and it remains to be seen how much focus it will put on E3 instead of its own fan-centered events.