For the second time in a row, it seems that Sony will not be attending E3. According to a company representative, the vision of the event did not properly align with Sony’s goals for the new year. Instead, they will be present for other consumer events not related to E3.
After thorough evaluation SIE has decided not to participate in E3 2020. 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.
Sony Representative to gamesindustry.biz
In the past, Sony has always used E3 to introduce upcoming consoles. With the PlayStation 5 just around the corner, it can be anybody’s guess where they will officially announce it. And whether or not Sony will be present next year in E3 remains to be seen.
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.