Sony has announced that it will not be attending E3 2020 which marks the second year in a row that the console giant will be skipping the massive gaming event. E3 2020 will take place from 9 June to 11 June 2020 in Los Angeles.
The news comes as a surprise especially given it is the year of the PS5. However, Sony is confident that they have a plan for the year set in motion which includes attending “hundreds of consumer events” around the year. This marks the second year in a row that Sony will be skipping the event.
The PS5 is going to happen this year whether or not Sony attended E3 2020 but the spotlight the show gives on the industry might be mean Sony will have to make its mark in another way. Last year Sony announced it was skipping the show mainly due to the lack of content they had available at the time. Sure, Sony has a load of exclusives lined up, but to pay millions of dollars to attend a show only to showcase trailers is a waste.
The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) which runs E3 every year released a statement. The organization says there will be new experiences, partners, and programming at the show this year;