Sony Outlines Its Tokyo Game Show Plans, And There Won't Be A Press Conference

The company will still have a presence on the show floor.

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Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia has outlined its plans for the Tokyo Game Show 2019, which runs from September 12 to 15 at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. Sony will be showcasing numerous games at the PlayStation booth on the show floor, but unlike previous years this is yet another event that won't feature a Sony press conference.

The company opted to skip E3 entirely earlier this year, marking the first time it has done so since entering the video game industry in the mid-90s. "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," a PlayStation representative said at the time. Sony also decided not to host its annual PlayStation Experience, so TGS is just the latest event in the 2019 calendar year to feel the absence of a usual Sony press conference.

Sony recently shared some of the first details about its next-gen console--which we're tentatively calling the PlayStation 5. It's likely the company is keeping its cards close to its chest, passing on this year's events until it has something more meaningful to reveal regarding the future of PlayStation in 2020.

Regardless, Sony will still have a show floor presence at TGS. The PlayStation booth will offer playable demos of upcoming PS4 titles such as Final Fantasy VII Remake, Nioh 2, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (which Sony Interactive Entertainment publishes in Japan), as well as featuring PlayStation VR demos for Space Channel 5 VR Kinda Funky News Flash! and Marvel’s Iron Man. There will also be a mega-theatre showing footage from Kojima Productions' Death Stranding, and Sony is hosting a special match on Modern Warfare featuring members of professional Esports teams.

The company is hosting a series of stage events over the course of the show, too, with developers showing gameplay demonstrations of upcoming games. These events will be live-streamed so we'll likely see more footage from titles like Nioh 2 and Final Fantasy VII Remake. The full stage event schedule and further information on the full lineup of games at the PlayStation booth will be announced at a later date.

In other TGS news, Capcom is set to reveal a new Resident Evil game--codenamed Project Resistance--prior to the show, with attendees being able to get their hands on the potential co-op title once the event opens its doors.

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So Sonys trying the old Trump tactic. Well they are the Best thing that Ever Happed to Video Games.

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@blklizrd: What’s the old Trump tactic?

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So they will skip playstation experience this year and just have state of play. Sony got nothing because getting ready for PS5 and PS5 Games

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@playstationzone: Oh damn. I hope so!

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Nintendo says "Arigato Sony"

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-“Sony Outlines Its Tokyo Game Show Plans, And There Won't Be A Press Conference.”-

Hmmm… I think gamers are starting to notice a trend.

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-ABSENT NINJA APPROVED-

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@videogameninja: I’m not understanding what Sony’s endgame is here. Why are they skipping all these press conferences? Hopefully it’ll pay off the next time they actually do have one perhaps?

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@kstaggs87: Why do you care about press conferences? This is not boxing or football. Let them quietly make good games, that's good enough.

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@kstaggs87: Too much pressure!

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@kstaggs87: I'd guess it stems from the fact they really have nothing new to show at the moment. Looks like Death Stranding, FFVII Remake, TLOU Part II, and Ghost of Tsushima truly are the last of the PS4 exclusives. What's the point of spending tons of money and generating hype for conferences with nothing really hype worthy. For now, they're probably just waiting around February to hold a PS5 press conference and may get back into the press conferences from there. Still, wouldn't be surprised if they never hold a real press conference again and continue with the "State of Play" videos, similar to what Nintendo has been doing with Directs for years.

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@abcde: I doubt they'll continue making state of plays. As you said, this gen is a wrap for Sony basically, everything's been announced. Once PS5 is revealed they'll get back to the conferences. Besides, the SoPs seem to be hated by most people anyway. The last one was when, May?

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@abcde:

I think TLou and GoT will be dual releases and release on PS4 /5 at the same time.

Playstation experience was cancelled last year though and they may still do something this year or not

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@barcaazul: I think they might do that for Got, but feel like TLOU 2 will come out too soon. My guess is they'll do what they did with the original and release a remaster a year after release.