Sony plans to skip E3 2019

Sony plans to skip E3 2019

Sony plans to skip E3 2019

E3, the Electronics Entertainment Expo, is going to be a little different in 2019, with Sony, the creator of the PlayStation 4 games console, confirming that they will not be present at the event, leaving Microsoft and Nintendo as the only console manufacturers on the show floor. 

You may be thinking that Sony’s just setting up shop outside of E3’s main halls, booking a nearby hotel to create a Sony exclusive pseudo-E3, but you’d be wrong. Sony’s skipping the event in its entirety and will be exploring new ways to interact with their community.   

At this time it is unknown whether or not Sony plans to host an independent showcase earlier in 2019, or if they plan to a replacement showcase at all, making 2019 a strange time for the gaming masses, who have seen Sony at E3 for the event’s full 24-year history.

Game Informer has managed to get an official statement from Sony on the matter, which is available to read below.  

    As the industry evolves, Sony Interactive Entertainment continues to look for inventive opportunities to engage the community,

PlayStation fans mean the world to us and we always want to innovate, think differently and experiment with new ways to delight gamers. As a result, we have decided not to participate in E3 in 2019. We are exploring new and familiar ways to engage our community in 2019 and can’t wait to share our plans with you.  

Sony plans to skip E3 2019  

Sony’s absence at E3 2019 will effectively succeed most of the hype and news from the event in the direction of Microsoft, likely securing them a huge PR win during the Expo. 

What do you expect to see from Sony in 2019? You can join the discussion on Sony’s plans to skip E3 2019 on the OC3D Forums.