Sony will skip E3 game show for the second year in a row. The Japanese console maker will instead host “hundreds” of events around the release of its upcoming console, the PlayStation 5.
According to Sony’s response to GamesIndustry.biz, E3 “isn’t the right stage to show what we’re aiming for this year.” “We will build on our strategy of global events by participating in hundreds of consumer events around the world. Our focus is to make sure fans feel part of the PlayStation family and have access to play their favorite content.” Sony gives no substantive reasons for the absence at the most famous game fair in the world.
It is the second time in a row that Sony has let the stock market pass. Also last year Sony did not have a presentation or stand at the fair. The organization behind E3, the ESA, has responded to GamesIndustry.biz, but it does not address the reasons why Sony wants the show to pass by, nor does it list who is at least on the show. will be.
Sony will release its upcoming console PlayStation 5 this year. It always presented previous consoles or the lineup for a new console at E3. That last happened in 2013 with the PlayStation 4.