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.
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.