Sony Interactive Leisure won’t be current throughout E3 2019, selecting to tug PlayStation from the annual commerce present and deal with trying for “creative alternatives to interact the group,” in response to an announcement given by the corporate to Sport Informer.
The Leisure Software program Affiliation (ESA), the lobbyist group that runs E3, additionally confirmed the information earlier right this moment in a press launch.
When prompted as as to whether Sony would maintain its occasion off-site, like how Digital Arts supplies a present near E3, PlayStation senior vice chairman of communications Jennifer Clark stated that they “won’t activate or maintain a press convention round E3.”
Whereas this choice might come as a shock, it is not fully stunning on condition that Sony’s present roster of video games, together with Loss of life Stranding, The Final of Us 2, and Ghosts of Tsushima, had been showcased final 12 months and none them have launch dates as of but. It is doubtless that the corporate’s 2019 lineup would have revolved round these titles.
“PlayStation followers imply the world to us and we all the time wish to innovate, suppose otherwise and experiment with new methods to please avid gamers. In consequence, now we have determined to not take part in E3 in 2019,” the assertion continues.
“We’re exploring new and acquainted methods to interact our group in 2019 and might’t wait to share our plans with you.”
It is value noting that this information comes a couple of months after Sony introduced its annual fan occasion, PlayStation Expertise, won’t be occurring this 12 months.