The ESA, Which Runs E3, Comments On PlayStation Skipping The Show

"E3 2020 will be an exciting, high-energy show."


Sony has announced that it will not be attending E3 2020, skipping the show for a second year in a row. With the PlayStation 5 on the horizon, Sony has opted not to use E3 to unveil their machine or show off any of the system's upcoming games.

Now the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which organizes and runs E3 each year, has released a brief statement promising that the show will remain exciting and important, despite the absence of Sony and PlayStation. The message is clear: expect an E3 similar to what you've seen in previous years, despite Sony's absence.

Here's the statement in full:

"E3 is a signature event celebrating the video game industry and showcasing the people, brands and innovations redefining entertainment loved by billions of people around the world. E3 2020 will be an exciting, high-energy show featuring new experiences, partners, exhibitor spaces, activations, and programming that will entertain new and veteran attendees alike. Exhibitor interest in our new activations is gaining the attention of brands that view E3 as a key opportunity to connect with video game fans worldwide."

2019 saw a rocky E3, with lots of announcements leaking beforehand and a substantial data breach exposing the personal details of many attendees.

E3 2020 will open on June 9 and run until June 11.

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