Sony Interactive Entertainment will not attend E3 2019 nor will it hold a press conference during the "Biggest World Games Fair" – for the first time in nearly 25 years of history. In-house PlaiStation Excellence 2018 has already been canceled.
The company wants to take other ways to engage the community, the Game Informer writes in a statement. Excerpt from the statement: "PlaiStation fans are the world for us, and we always want to innovate, think differently and experiment with new ways to get players excited, so we decided not to participate in E3 2019. We are exploring new and familiar ways to support our to the community in 2019 and we can not wait to share them with them. "
Compared to Polygon, Jennifer Clark (senior vice president for communications in Sony) said that the planned events for E3 2019 (such as EA Plai by Electronic Arts) are not planned.
In addition, Jason Schreier of Kotak added: "Based on discussions with developers across the industry, I expect the PlaiStation 5 2020 to be released – and the publisher [Sony] Schreier also estimates that Death Scorching, the Last of Us 2 and the Ghost of Tsushima, is expected to emerge in the second half of 2019 or later. "
In Reddit, meanwhile, the rumor says: "Leaker, who already wrote about Sony E3 plans yesterday, said that PlayStation 5 should be included in a minor event in mid-2019. Much notice will then be made on PlaiStation Experiments 2019. Plans continue to change, that is, it means. The person also says that PlaiStation 5 is a "beast" and that it will be released within the next year and a half. The anthem is already being tested on PS5 devkites. Otherwise, it is estimated that the Anthem will be delayed because the game is a big "mess".
According to a press release from the Entertainment Entertainment Association (ESA), E3 organizers, several companies have already decided to participate in E3 2019, including Microsoft, Nintendo, Activision, Bethesda Softworks, Capcom, Epic Games, Konami, Ekuni Skuare, Take – Two interactive , Ubisoft and Varner Bros.. Interactive. Sonny will leave a big hole in the exhibition halls, where the publisher always had a significant presence.
Sources: Gematsu, Kotaku, Game Informer, ESA and Poligon