Sony to Skip Gamescom Press Conference

Platform holder is instead focusing efforts on Paris Games Week.


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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Sony's 2014 E3 and Gamescom:

2014 E3

Destiny, Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End, The Order 1886, Infamous First Light, Entwinded, Bloodborne, FarCry4, Let It Die, Dead Island 2, Majicka 2, Abzu, No Mans Sky, Little Big Planet 3, Rainbow 6: Siege, Mortal Kombat X, Grim Fandango Batman Arkham Knight, The Last of Us Remastered, Metal Gear Solid 5, Battlefield Hardline, GTA V, Planetside 2, Assassin’s Creed: Unity.

2014 Gamescom

The Tomorrow Children, Hollowpoint, DayZ, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Until Dawn, Destiny, Hellblade, Wild, Alienation, Tearaway Unfolded, P.T., Far Cry 4, Bloodborne, Little Big Planet 3, Journey, Infamous First Light, Metal Gear Solid 5, Shadow of Morodor, Unfinished Swan, Hustle Kings, Driveclub, Rime, Papers Please, Nom Nom Galaxy, Snow, In Space We Brawl, Dreamfall Chapters, Pix the Cat, Ether One, Runemaster, Q.U.B.E 2.

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I don’t blame Sony. Look at Microsoft’s 2014 E3 and Gamescom shows:

2014 E3

Sunset Overdrive, Crackdown, Killer Instinct Season 2, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Battlefield Hardline, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Dead Rising 3 DLC, Halo Master Chief Collection, Halo 5 Beta, Forza Horizon 2, Ori and the Blind Forest, Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, Phantum Dust, Scalebound, Rise of the Tomb Raider.

2014 Gamescom

FIFA 15, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Evolve, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Quantum Break, Fable Legends, Screamride, Forza Horizon 2, Ori and the Blind Forest, Sunset Overdrive, Halo Master Chief Collection, Halo 5 Beta.

Indies: Blues and Bullets, Cuphead, Funk of Titans, Ghost of a Tale, Goat Simualtor, Lovers in a Dangerous Time, No Time to Explain, Plague Inc: Evolve, Smite, SlashDash, Space Engineers, Spectra, and Threes!, Superhot, The Escapists.

Gamescom was basically a rehash of E3 for Microsoft, with a bunch of indies sprinkled in to play catch up with Sony.

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@Lacerz: I like your attitude.

Expect nothing, get nothing.

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Either e3 is HUGE or they got nothing.

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Aren't E3 and Gamescom really close to each other? Sony may not be willing to show any further footage of games they announce at E3, but there's the Paris Games Week, which I really don't know about.

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Meh, I'd rather they skip it anyway. Everyone knows that the PS4 isn't going to have any good exclusives until next year anyway.

E3 will just be Sony talking about how good Bloodborne is anyway. If you're not the kind of person who likes BB, then there is literally no reason to own a PS4 so far this gen.

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I got the PS4 for bloodborne, and the deal on amazon. I ended up playing "the last of us" which i consider one of my favorite games. Bloodborne is an average game that got good ratings just for the desperation of having at least one good first party title during 2015. The frame pacing or whatever they call it makes the game perform poorly.

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Paris Games Conference? I swear there's always a handful of new gaming conventions added to the mix every year!

That's a good thing! :)

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@7tizz: It could be worse. It could be another Quantum Break CGI rendered cutscene. We've been seeing those since 2013.

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@Lacerz@7tizz: Have we even seen any gameplay from that yet?

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@7tizz: Says the guy with an Xbox avatar. Don't worry, I'm sure MS has some lame Kinect games waiting for you.

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But i like lame Kinect games. Atleast we get games

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Ouch , but most German gamers bought PS4 mostly in EU :O

*sigh* whatever .. do whatever you think best Sony

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if they had any big AAA games planned for fall they'd have them at E3 , gamescom , and probably tokyo

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to ps4 only gamers: be a-fred be very a-fred