Sony skipping E3 AGAIN, on the eve of the PS5 release...

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#1 lundy86_4
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It seems Sony are really just not bothered with E3 anymore, which is a true shame. IMO, their "Treehouse" like showings have been largely meh...

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Sony will once again be skipping E3. Despite the PS5's imminent launch this holiday season, the company has told GamesIndustry.biz that it will not have a presence at E3 2020.

"After thorough evaluation SIE has decided not to participate in E3 2020," Sony said. "We have great respect for the ESA as an organization, but we do not feel the vision of E3 2020 is the right venue for what we are focused on this year."

In lieu of attending E3, Sony says it will be "participating in hundreds of consumer events across the globe" this year to promote PS4 and PS5 games. "Our focus is on making sure fans feel part of the PlayStation family and have access to play their favorite content. We have a fantastic line up of titles coming to PlayStation 4, and with the upcoming launch of PlayStation 5, we are truly looking forward to a year of celebration with our fans," the company said.

This marks the second year in a row that Sony has opted out of the annual gaming expo. Last year, Sony said it would not be attending E3 because it was looking for other "inventive opportunities" to connect with its own community.

"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.

E3 isn't the only big gaming event that Sony has pulled away from in recent years; the company also hasn't hosted its annual PlayStation Experience convention since 2017.

While E3 has traditionally been a major venue for video game and console reveals, this wouldn't be the first time Sony has unveiled a system outside of the expo. Back in 2013, Sony officially pulled back the curtain on the PS4 during a special "PlayStation Meeting" media event instead of at E3. It's possible the company will host another such event to divulge more details about the PS5 sometime this year.

Sony revealed the first tidbits about the PS5 last May, and since then the company has been gradually drip-feeding more information about the next-generation console. Most recently, Sony unveiled the system's completely unsurprising logo during its CES 2020 briefing. SIE president Jim Ryan concluded the segment by promising that further specifics about the PS5, including the game lineup and other features, will be announced at a later date.

Sony has not yet announced a release date for the PS5, but it is slated to launch sometime in holiday 2020, around the time that Microsoft's rival Xbox Series X console will hit the market. You can read everything we know about Xbox Series X so far in our roundup.

PS5 will no doubt sell very well, but skipping E3 in the year you announce your new console? Not sure if it's a right or wrong move.
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#2  Edited By Pedro
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This is interesting. I can't wait to read what the loyalists make of this.....LMAO.

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#3 Fedor
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Only a matter of time before all the big three leave E3 behind.

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#4 warmblur
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RIP E3 it was fun.

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#5  Edited By Random_Matt
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E3 is shit, and irrelevant. Besides they will talk about in February. Only games they got in the meantime are ones we already know about.

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#6 Pedro
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The event that started it all.
The event that started it all.

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#7 BlackShirt20
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Sony wasn’t prepared for next gen. This shows how unprepared they were.

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#8 SolidGame_basic
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Damn. I was thinking about going if they decided to come back. Maybe they will do their own thing.

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#9 Juub1990
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@fedor: Yep. Though at the same time there would be an incentive to stay for Microsoft. They would be by default the stars of the show.

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#10  Edited By GoldenElementXL
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Why would industry professionals want to go to E3 with all you common gamers getting in? What I’ve heard from various podcasts is that y’all don’t know how to wash your ass. Your b.o. scared Sony and Nintendo away

The ESA turning E3 into a money grab ruined it for everyone.

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#11 Telekill
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Yeah... it's a shame. Hoping they have a full show revealing PS5 next month like they did with PS4 followed by a PSX event at some point this year.

Honestly, I've already started saving for my PS5. Looking forward to it.

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#12  Edited By madrocketeer
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As much as I like E3, it's a dinosaur of the 90's. It's a trade show meant for industry insiders, not general public like Gamescom and TGS, both of which dwarf it. When all you're really doing is showing stuff for investors and journalists, it's a waste of money and resources to drag your backsides out to Los Angeles when you can just stream a video from home like Nintendo do these days.

Known it for years that E3 is doomed. Been enjoying it while it lasts, knowing full well the party will end very soon.

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#13 tormentos
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@goldenelementxl:

And apparently that is the reason sony pulled out,differences with ESA.

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#14 phbz
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I'm fine with them not being there but it sucks that they won't hold an event during that week.

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#15  Edited By DrRockso87
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Disappointing but Sony’s E3’s have generally been kinda meh lately. They’re always filled with stupid gimmicks like the flute players, the dance show, and when they had the whole audience in a barn for Them Last of Us Part II’ and then dead air while they moved everyone.

I’d rather Sony do State it Plays that just don’t... suck instead if they’re not going to E3.

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That’s unfortunate. I really enjoy watching E3 so I don’t want to see anything happen to the event itself.

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#17 xantufrog  Moderator
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I'm disappointed. E3 may be a bloated mess but it was more fun to watch with them there in the mix

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@xantufrog said:

I'm disappointed. E3 may be a bloated mess but it was more fun to watch with them there in the mix

Same. Sony have a lot to show, so this'll be kinda lacklustre.

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#19 Zero_epyon
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Looks like E3 is going to die out unless something changes. What happened last year where contact info was leaked on their own site is probably a factor as well.

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@Pedro said:
The event that started it all.
The event that started it all.

LMAO This gets me every time. Sony not happy with e3 since this. Perhaps they expected a better reception.

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#21 DaVillain-  Moderator
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This was expect and no one shouldn't be surprise about this news. I expected Sony to announce their PS5 on their own terms anyways. Is anyone really surprise E3 is dying out?

E3 is dead, it's as Sony and MS said, it's a waste of money for them to attend and get things setup and people to fly there when they can just do their own show or stream it etc. They'll reveal all info on their own, it's the way the future is going and Nintendo did it early in 2011.

Lets be real, E3 to me is a shell of itself for a long time now and I wish it could be as good as the very early 2000's era when trailer and demo would be available and the trailers were truly epic to really hype you. Now these days, social media and streaming gaming news makes things easier then ever before.

@lundy86_4 said:
@xantufrog said:

I'm disappointed. E3 may be a bloated mess but it was more fun to watch with them there in the mix

Same. Sony have a lot to show, so this'll be kinda lacklustre.

I thought their stance as of last year was that E3 is unnecessary and they have no intention to attend going forward. So they’re not “skipping” it, they’ve removed themselves from it completely in favor of their own events like State of Play which makes sense, E3 is very expensive to attend. I'm surprise that you two are surprise lol.

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#22  Edited By hrt_rulz01
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@Pedro said:
The event that started it all.
The event that started it all.

Lol, was going to post this... after the 2018 conference, I'm glad they're not doing it anymore. It was a shocker.

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@hrt_rulz01 said:
@Pedro said:
The event that started it all.
The event that started it all.

Lol, was going to post this... after the 2018 conference, I'm glad they're not doing it anymore. It was a shocker.

This was so 2018. Where's the VGA 2019 version?

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"We have great respect for the ESA as an organization, but we do not feel the vision of E3 2020 is the right venue for what we are focused on this year."

What a stupid thing to say as E3 is where you go to show off new games/hardware.

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@ellos said:

LMAO This gets me every time. Sony not happy with e3 since this. Perhaps they expected a better reception.

They decided to do a dumb over elaborate artsy expose that didn't pan out. They should have kept it simple and effective.

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#26  Edited By sakaiXx
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E3 is dead, even Microsoft technically not at E3 but does its own show at its own place near E3 convention center. Nintendo will have the floor showings but still no live conference as usual I guess.

I will miss Sony conference a lot though especially E3 2013 and 2015, those Sony conference had an absolutely wild reaction from all over gaming media.

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#27 BenjaminBanklin
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Sony's message to E3....

**** 'em. Playstation Conference is gonna be lit!

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#28 Pedro
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@BenjaminBanklin said:

Sony's message to E3....

**** 'em. Playstation Conference is gonna be lit!

You mean Sony's message to its fans....

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E3 is no longer important and is dying, and we should all let it die because E3 is trash. The whole concept is grade A trash. You spend way too much energy being excited about glorified commercials, than spending that time n energy on good games already released.

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@jg4xchamp said:

E3 is no longer important and is dying, and we should all let it die because E3 is trash. The whole concept is grade A trash. You spend way too much energy being excited about glorified commercials, than spending that time n energy on good games already released.

How dare you bash the forum in which games are announced but are not released for 2 or more years. How dare you. :P

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#31 Subspecies
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They're leaving E3 because they can. They have an insane market share heading into next gen and they know that their userbase will not abandon them at this point. MS effed up big time for the last time. Sony/Nintendo run the console show from now on. End of story.

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@subspecies said:

They're leaving E3 because they can. They have an insane market share heading into next gen and they know that their userbase will not abandon them at this point. MS effed up big time for the last time. Sony/Nintendo run the console show from now on. End of story.

Well you got one part right. That's you cows won't abandon them, I mean Sony could not show anything and just release it and you would be standing outside your nearest game store at midnight lined up in the pouring rain just to get one. Userbase, more like cultists lol.

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#33  Edited By jg4xchamp
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@Pedro said:
@jg4xchamp said:

E3 is no longer important and is dying, and we should all let it die because E3 is trash. The whole concept is grade A trash. You spend way too much energy being excited about glorified commercials, than spending that time n energy on good games already released.

How dare you bash the forum in which games are announced but are not released for 2 or more years. How dare you. :P

Remember when Sony "won" E3 for the FF7 remake, that has not released yet, and is releasing just part 1 in 2020

Shenmue 3, which was a bad crowd funded game for people who liked a bad game to begin with, hold that renegade

and what was it Kingdom hearts 3? a disappointing outing in 2019 even for the people who adore high level Kingdom Hearts play.

Funnily enough that almost seems all of them released well after the E3 they allegedly "won".

Or how Nintendo was forgiven for finally announcing Metroid Prime 4, except literally last year in 2019 they had to announce that the project was changing developers, ergo, it literally just started development. Or how Bayonetta 3 was probably also announced when they just started development. And how Shin Megami Tensei 5 has been MIA since.

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#34 Pedro
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@subspecies said:

They're leaving E3 because they can.

And because they wasted money on a poor 2018 conference and didn't have anything new to show or announce 2019. Maybe they are hinting the same for this year.

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@jg4xchamp said:

Remember when Sony "won" E3 for the FF7 remake, that has not released yet, and is releasing just part 1 in 2020

Shenmue 3, which was a bad crowd funded game for people who liked a bad game to begin with, hold that renegade

and what was it Kingdom hearts 3? a disappointing outing in 2019 even for the people who adore high level Kingdom Hearts play.

Funnily enough that almost seems all of them released well after the E3 they allegedly "won".

Or how Nintendo was forgiven for finally announcing Metroid Prime 4, except literally last year in 2019 they had to announce that the project was changing developers, ergo, it literally just started development. Or how Bayonetta 3 was probably also announced when they just started development. And how Shin Megami Tensei 5 has been MIA since.

Remember when Microsoft had those E3s this gen where they showed off a bunch of games that got cancelled or downgraded years later? Then they stopped giving a damn and just started showing off multplats and indies that sold better on Playstation every year anyway? Not to mention constantly announcing new hardware that only deep sixes the sales of the ones they just previously released?

That's what we're talking about. E3 is for the birds. Shit changes drastically over the years of development, and you never know how these games are gonna turn out anyway. People spend all their time making E3 list wars only for these games to either be mediocre, or not even showing up to the party.

E3 needs to die already. It really doesn't even have any business existing since they got industry people who attended doxxed last year. That was a shitshow. This "event" is no longer doing anyone any favors.

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#36 Pedro
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@jg4xchamp: Seems like you triggered someone. LOL

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#37 HitmanActual
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It's been shit for years.

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#38  Edited By Bluestars
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Nothing to show again,weaker console, games like god or war 5,HZD 2 and Spider-Man years away from release

Who wants to see some tit playing a flute and a trailer for the none exclusive GOD awFALL

MS gets another free ride to impress the millions watching around the world

Cow damage control= no one watches and e3 is shit anyway HAH

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@bluestars: Impressive salty meltdown lol.

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#40 tdkmillsy
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Nothing to show so why bother going :)

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#41 Bluestars
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@vfighter:

Facts kid, no need to get all emotional

Now if you can tell me anything I missed feel free

HAH

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#42  Edited By SecretPolice
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Poo cows.

Meanwhile....

Phil Spencer Confirms That Xbox Will Attend E3 2020

"We look forward to sharing with all who love to play what's ahead for us."

Thank you MS, for the gamerz... Jazz. :P

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#43 phbz
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Lol, now cows want E3 to die. Priceless!

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#44 JoyFreakcom
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Yeah not at all suprised by this!

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#45 VFighter
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@bluestars: I see you have no idea what facts are, that's going to be an issue kid.

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#46  Edited By Bluestars
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@vfighter:

Yea an issue for you,meanwhile in the real world,fanboys and their emotions HAH

God fall the only game confirmed and a weaker ps5 console

You can stomp your feet and stick your fingers in your ears and scream “not confirmed”hoping that MS once again won’t have the most powerful console but you know it and I know it,I’ll get both so I get da power

Fanboys HAH

#bringbackthefluteplayer

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Good, E3 is essentially a giant advertisement now, it lies and panders to consumers and gets them whipped into a frenzy over things they don't want or need in the first place.

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#48 BigBadBully
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Stinks, E3 is like the Super Bowl of celebrating videogames. Sony should at least consider doing something like MS offsite and show up for the fans.

On the same note they could just send out a tweet or picture and that would be enough to create hype. Like Guerilla Games taking a dump and toilet paper has Socom logo on it.

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#49 djoffer
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So all of these launch ps5 exclusive didn’t exist!?? Lol that is hilarious!

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#50 ArchoNils2
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I expect a TGS reveal of the Ps5 with more infos during their own little Nintendo Direct copy.