Playstation skipping E3 2019

  • Toonster 15 Nov 2018 21:15:03 6,907 posts
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    Sony Interactive Entertainment, currently riding high on record sales of its PlayStation 4 gaming console wonít be hosting its annual press conference or showing up at all during next yearís massive E3 expo.

    The news was buried inside the Entertainment Software Associationís announcement of the 2019 show that quoted competitors Nintendo and Microsoft.

    This will be the first time in E3ís 24-year history that PlayStation will not be attending the event, it is also the second major PlayStation event canceled by the company in recent months.
    More in the article here:

    https://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/playstation-skips-e3-1203029833/

    A very interesting turn of events. Wonder what it could mean for E3 as a whole.

    Edited by Toonster at 21:16:05 15-11-2018
  • ejayem 15 Nov 2018 21:21:02 133 posts
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    The beginning of the end?
  • IronGiant 16 Nov 2018 00:23:51 5,831 posts
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    The end of E3, maybe..

    I stopped staying up trying to watch the conferences a few years ago, I now just skip through the announcements the following day. I think individual events for each of the platforms is a better way to go, why bother trying to compete against anyone.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 16 Nov 2018 00:40:14 8,777 posts
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    E3 feels like a bloated mess anyway. Probably more hassle than it's worth in a lot of ways.
  • beastmaster 16 Nov 2018 00:52:11 18,915 posts
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    Why is there a need to announce everything at once? Used to be pretty cool but now itís just meh.
  • Humperfunk 16 Nov 2018 01:01:11 7,888 posts
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    Potentially skipping for their own event for a PS5 announcement...?
  • neilka 16 Nov 2018 01:08:20 22,268 posts
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    The PS5 was inside all of us all along.
  • Technoishmatt 16 Nov 2018 01:14:55 3,028 posts
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    It might be a timing issue, as in they have a plan for PS5, that wouldnt work at E3, and as a bonus they can see what MS plan to do.
  • Humperfunk 16 Nov 2018 01:29:11 7,888 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    The PS5 was inside all of us all along.
    Fuckin' knew it!
  • beastmaster 16 Nov 2018 01:44:53 18,915 posts
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    In the eantime Microsoft have stated theyíre looking forward to seeing everyone at E3.
  • Humperfunk 16 Nov 2018 01:46:11 7,888 posts
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    Hopefully they will announce some games. Or maybe another new controller to play nothing with.
  • up_the_ante 16 Nov 2018 02:22:51 845 posts
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    I think a lot of developers are now working on PS5 games and Sony will have next to nothing to show at E3. Why turn up if you'd put on a crap show and just get complaints?
  • DUFFMAN5 16 Nov 2018 07:49:15 23,925 posts
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    Humperfunk wrote:
    Hopefully they will announce some games. Or maybe another new controller to play nothing with.
    ;) MS do like a controller.
  • BigOrkWaaagh 16 Nov 2018 08:39:53 8,218 posts
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    I still rather enjoy E3, but I always have to skip the Sony conference because it's on at 2am. So no great loss from a European standpoint.
  • RyanDS 16 Nov 2018 09:05:57 12,402 posts
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    E3 was great when you had a magazine a month and could do a special on the event.

    These days with 24 news feeds etc I don't see the point.
  • mrpon 16 Nov 2018 09:06:39 34,926 posts
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    Will I need two move controllers?
  • Fake_Blood 16 Nov 2018 09:07:56 9,159 posts
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    I like E3 because itís like Christmas in July, I especially like Giant Bombís content during that time. On the other hand I can totally understand companies wanting to do their own event so they donít have to share the press with literally everyone else. And in these days of live streams there is very little point to actually going to the conferences.
  • the_milkybar_kid 16 Nov 2018 09:15:47 7,816 posts
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    Given how infrequent and (imo) not very good Microsoft exclusives are, I can't see E3 lasting beyond next year. As others have said, it's a fucking mess these days. Bethesda events, Ubisoft events, Devolver events Sony events, Microsoft events, Square events... Bollocks to that.
  • Tricky 16 Nov 2018 09:38:38 4,882 posts
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    Anyone expecting PS5 in 2019 is cracked.
  • Psiloc 16 Nov 2018 10:51:04 4,935 posts
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    I wouldn't be surprised if E3 itself skips next year. It's going to be a dry year anyway with next gen around the corner, and I'm sorry but MS, alone, on a dry year is not worth the bother.
  • Armoured_Bear 16 Nov 2018 10:52:04 25,100 posts
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    BigOrkWaaagh wrote:
    I still rather enjoy E3, but I always have to skip the Sony conference because it's on at 2am. So no great loss from a European standpoint.
    This.
  • nofriendo 16 Nov 2018 11:31:20 85 posts
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    Technoishmatt wrote:
    It might be a timing issue, as in they have a plan for PS5, that wouldnt work at E3, and as a bonus they can see what MS plan to do.
    Unless they announce first before E3 :)
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