Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.

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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
by Tomous » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:44 am

Poser wrote: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.



The difference with MS is Phil Spencer. He “gets” it and has been making all the right moves.

I can see the Xbox regaining a lot of market share this time round but still think Sony will come out on top.

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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
by Godzilla » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:54 am

I do like some E3 shows. Apart from the crowd who cheer everything from loot boxes to fallout 76 being a gooseberry fool rip off and the developer's laugh about it only to get applause.

Last year's was a weird one as Ubisoft werre terrible with Apple TV crap.

I think E 3 has had its time as the game awards are a better place to show a random trailer. Just make it like super bowl.

The terrible fake demos of E3 with actors pretending to do voice overs is crap. The Anthem one showed how much of a lie it all is.

Best thing about E3 is watching it watching it with GRcade open as that's more entertaining than most reveals.

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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
by Gemini73 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:55 am

No big deal. E3 is becoming more and more irrelevant with each passing year. It's simply no longer required for the industry players to show their wares.

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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
by Poser » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:25 am

Merry Christmous Everyone wrote:
Poser wrote: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.



The difference with MS is Phil Spencer. He “gets” it and has been making all the right moves.

I can see the Xbox regaining a lot of market share this time round but still think Sony will come out on top.


I think that's about right. The reality is that both consoles are going to offer broadly similar gaming experiences and they'll both be brilliant. But MS are saying a lot of the right things and that will help win a lot of potential buyers, you'd imagine.

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by OrangeRKN » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:38 am

Cheeky Devlin wrote:Disappointing. Didn't feel the same without them last year.


+1

The Game Awards seem to be trying to take the place as the yearly event to get excited about, but for me it has failed miserably. There is nothing similar to classic E3. I hope PlayStation still do a state of play or whatever over the week.

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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
by Tomous » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:39 am

Gemini73 wrote:No big deal. E3 is becoming more and more irrelevant with each passing year. It's simply no longer required for the industry players to show their wares.



It's also not really ideal for small publishers and developers because you're game gets lost in the sea of announcements.

Far better to reveal it during another time in the year when it will get its' own attention.


Also, Nintendo don't need E3 at all anymore. If it disappeared, I'm certain they'd still do their summer Direct and follow it with Treehouse.

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by Saint of Killers » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:41 am



“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.”


Man, I'll really miss Sony's activations :cry:

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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
by Balladeer » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:50 am

It’s amazing how quickly the ESA’s nonsense, including an increased ‘influencer’ focus and that whole data loss thing, have turned me from a big fan of an annual festival of gaming to someone who can’t wait for E3 to die.

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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
by Jenuall » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:46 pm

Wasn't their last time at E3 when Sony did that weird show from inside a church or something? That was a strawberry floating shambles so I'm not surprised they have no desire to go back to these big event style shows!

They really don't need it either.

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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
by Tomous » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:53 pm

E3 did give us this thought:

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by Saint of Killers » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:58 pm

Jenu-All I Want For Christmas wrote:Wasn't their last time at E3 when Sony did that weird show from inside a church or something? That was a strawberry floating shambles so I'm not surprised they have no desire to go back to these big event style shows!

They really don't need it either.


Yeah. They then had an intermission while the people were moved from the community hall stage to another place to show off Ghost of Tsushima. It was a neat idea very poorly executed. (They should have just stayed in the TLoU2 inspired room.) I also have a feeling they were trying to do out do the greatest reveal of anything ever (E3 2016's God of War orchestra/reveal) but it was just too convoluted.

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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
by Garth » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:26 pm

Shame.

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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
by Tomous » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:33 pm

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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
by DarkRula » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:22 pm

As others have said (and I have in the past), E3 isn't such a massive deal as it once before. The big companies see that. EA, Sony, Nintendo (partially), have all stepped away to do their own thing. But keeping it all enclosed within the E3 label helps to keep everything together in being one big gaming celebration. If E3 as a thing were to ever die, I think it would still be a good thing for developers and publishers to keep the second week of June as a gaming celebration. It's a hype event that even non-gamers recognise, and it still manages to draw in more attention than any other period of the year - no matter what gets announced.

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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
by SugarDave » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:25 pm

"activations"

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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
by Zilnad » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:48 am

What do they actually mean by activations? I thought it was a typo of some kind when I read it.

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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
by Yubel » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:39 pm

Sony aren't attending E3, abandon ship!

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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
by Jenuall » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:05 pm

ACTIVATE!
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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
by imbusydoctorwho » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:51 pm

Nintendo haven't done it for years and it hasn't done them any harm, whilst it is a shame Sony isn't attending it's not the end of the world.

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PostRe: Sony not attending E3 2020. MS will be.
by Somebody Else's Problem » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:56 pm

imbusydoctorwho wrote:Nintendo haven't done it for years and it hasn't done them any harm, whilst it is a shame Sony isn't attending it's not the end of the world.


Nintendo have never not been at E3. E3 isn't the press conferences.

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