Sony Interactive Entertainment will not attend E3 2019 or hold a press conference during the "World's Largest Games Fair" – for the first time in its history almost 25 years. The PlayStation Experience in 2018 internally has already canceled.
The company wants to take other ways of engaging with the community, say in a statement to Game Informer. Extract from the statement: "PlayStation fans support us and we are always keen to innovate, think differently and experiment with new ways of getting the players exciting, so we decided not to take it participated in the E3 in 2019. We are exploring new and familiar ways of supporting our community in 2019 and can not wait to share our plans with them. "
Compared to Polygon, Jennifer Clark (Senior Communications Vice President in Sony) said plans planned for the E3 2019 (such as EA Play by Electronic Arts) had not been planned.
In addition, Jason Schreier of Kotaku added, "Based on discussions with developers across the industry, I'm expecting the PlayStation 5 2020 to be released – and the publisher [Sony] Schreier also estimates that the Death Strand, The Last of Us 2 and Ghost of Tsushima are expected to come out in the second half of 2019 or later. "
In Reddit, in the meantime, the cookie says: "Leaker", and last yesterday about Sony E3 plans, said PlayStation 5 should be included in a smaller event in mid-year 2019. The big announcement will then be do it on the PlayStation 2019 Experience. Plans could continue to change, it does. The person also writes that PlayStation 5 is "an animal" and will be released next year to one and a half. Anthem is already being tested on PS5 devkits. By the way, Anthem is estimated to be postponed again because the game was a big "mess".
According to a press release from the Entertainment Software Society (ESA), the E3 organizers, several companies have already decided to participate in the E3 2019, including Microsoft, Nintendo, Activision, Bethesda Softworks, Capcom, Epic Games, Konami, Square Enix, Take -The-Interactive, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. Interactive. Sony will leave a large hole in the exhibition halls, where the publisher always had a significant presence.
Sources: Gematsu, Kotaku, Game Informer, ESA and Polygon