Sony to Skip Gamescom Press Conference

Platform holder is instead focusing efforts on Paris Games Week.

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Sony will not host a press conference at Gamescom 2015, the company has confirmed.

In a statement to GameSpot, the PlayStation 4 platform holder said it will instead be hosting an international media briefing at Paris Games week in October, allowing it time to hold off its big news announcements for later in the year.

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“We're delighted to announce that we will be hosting an international media briefing at Paris Games Week on 27th October,” Sony said.

“With the changes this year of E3 taking place a week later and Gamescom taking place earlier, we feel that both PlayStation and the wider industry would benefit from a major news milestone later in the year, during the most important period for gaming."

Gamescom began in 2009 and Sony has held a major press conference at the event every year since. This is the first time the company has had such a major presence at Paris Games Week.

Microsoft and Nintendo are also expected to be exhibiting at Paris Games Week.

“We are excited about our plans and look forward to sharing some exciting announcements,” the statement continued. “We will share more information closer to the time.”

Sony's Gamescom 2014 highlights include the first trailer for Bloodborne, the announcements of Until Dawn, The Tomorrow Children, and Tearaway Unfolded. The previous year, Sony took to the stage and finally announced the release date for the PlayStation 4.

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