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PostSony not attending E3 2020. MS will be. Geoff isn't. Nintendo is.
by Monkey Man » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:20 pm



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"After thorough evaluation SIE has decided not to participate in E3 2020," said a Sony Interactive Entertainment spokesperson. "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."

"We will build upon our global events strategy in 2020 by participating in hundreds of consumer events across the globe. 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."




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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020
by Peter Crisp » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:35 pm

While this is a bit disappointing it could also be a good thing.
The time normally spent creating demo's for the press can be used for standard development so maybe this is a good thing. I assume Sony will have plenty of events this year to publicise the PS5 as it would be super odd if they didn't.

Maybe E3 will be dominated by a triumphant return of the Steam Machine?

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by Cheeky Devlin » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:55 am

Disappointing. Didn't feel the same without them last year.

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by ITSMILNER » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:04 am

E3 has been dwindling for a few years now, the fact Sony look to be done with it is another nail in the coffin


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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
by Drumstick » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:10 am

E3 is like an annual celebration of videogames - trust Sony to try and ruin it.

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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
by Victor Mildew » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:13 am

Sadly in these days of social media and INSIDER LEAKS, E3 has become less and less relevant to anyone outside of the industry. We usually know most of what's going to be shown weeks before now anyway.

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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
by Saint of Killers » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:18 am

Jason, it'd be 'juicy' if knew what Sony's issue with E3 was.

I want the PS5 reveal show announcement now.

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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
by Dual » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:19 am

Completely pointless event that only seems to exist to serve 'industry insiders' and wankers who use twitter.

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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
by Poser » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:20 am

I can't shake the nagging feeling that MS has really got its gooseberry fool together this time round. We've seen Sony spaff a position of strength up the wall before.

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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
by Saint of Killers » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:23 am

Which is no bad thing as it'll mean they'll have to win customers over again and so PS+ may once again become a must have. Bring back a much improved Instant Game Collection (the original one, where you got games beside the monthly ones), Sony.

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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
by Moggy » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:27 am

It’s a strange decision in a year when they should be promoting their new console, but I guess there are disputes going on behind the scenes.

I don’t think it is going to harm Sony in any way, all the PS5 info will be revealed in other trade shows and press releases and it’s not like people will not buy a PS5 just because Sony didn’t show up in 2020.

If this is a return to the arrogant Sony of the past this might be a sign of trouble ahead though.

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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
by Saint of Killers » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:41 am

Their stupid logo reveal broke records. I think they'll do fine and interest will be through the roof no matter where and when they decide to finally show-off and talk in-depth about the new console.

What would be sure sign of arrogant Sony returning? High PS5 price? PR missteps? Jim Ryan is the king of those and he's yet to make one since taking over as head PS chap.

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by Captain Kinopio » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:49 am

When was the last time someone from Sony actually spoke to their customers? Those State of Play directs don't count.

When you look at the engagement with fans that Nintendo and MS higher ups have it's hard to look at Sony's stubbornness to communicate as anything other than arrogance. They've built such a quality platform this gen I seriously doubt this will hurt them, but you look at Phil Spencer and the positivity he exudes and wonder why Sony fired Shawn Layden. Maybe it was due to a disagreement over how to lead up to the launch the PS5.

Apparently the organization of E3 has needed a kick up the arse for ages, so it's good Sony is trying to force things but it's disappointing it'll be a lesser show again this year.

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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
by Saint of Killers » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:10 am

They have official YouTube channels and social media. Press and media, of all levels, has easy access to their devs. (Look at the work Cory "Balrog" Barlog put in after GoW hit.) Shuhei Yoshida is always tweeting about who he's meeting (and what they're eating). Would the State of Play count if someone fronted it? Would you have seen them as being any better?

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by Captain Kinopio » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:16 am

SoPs would definitely be better if someone fronted it to talk briefly about their plans and explain some of their moves recently.

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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
by Photek » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:17 am

and the SDF rests...

Technically MS don't do E3 either as they host their show in their own venue.

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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
by Peter Crisp » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:46 am

Photek wrote:and the SDF rests...

Technically MS don't do E3 either as they host their show in their own venue.


That's only relevant to the people attending the show. 99.9% of the people who are interested in E3 are on the internet so it's all about when things are shown rather than where they're physically are located. Microsoft could hold the event in Swindon for all I care but people will associate it with E3 if it's on during E3 and scheduled before and after other E3 events.

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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
by KK » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:52 am

Nintendo haven't done a live conference at E3 in years, Sony has now left...the event really is a lame duck. Look how even Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One Series X design. In years past that would have always been one of many blockbuster moments at E3.

Not doing it will make absolutely no difference to the success or failure of anything these days (the coverage Sony got revealing their new PS5 logo for example has been massive and its cost them the grand total of whatever the salary is of the person who put it up on Instagram), but I shall miss the whole circus that was E3 week. More so now that it's easier than ever to watch properly on a TV screen (rather than the old days of watching abysmal constantly-buffering picture quality on a PC just to get an excited glimpse of whatever it happened to be).

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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
by Saint of Killers » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:42 am

E3 people put a statement out. It's a big load of nothing.

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