Sony Interactive Leisure is snubbing the Digital Leisure Expo 2020 (E3) for the second 12 months in a row.
The Verge quoted a Sony spokesperson that Sony would proceed taking part in “a whole lot of client occasions throughout the globe”, simply not the approaching E3.
“We have now nice respect for the ESA (Leisure Software program Affiliation) as an organisation, however we don’t really feel the imaginative and prescient of E3 2020 is the proper venue for what we’re targeted on this 12 months,” mentioned the spokesperson.
The annual Expo held in Los Angeles, United States each June is without doubt one of the largest occasions for video gaming; attended by business giants like Microsoft, Nintendo and Sega.
Nonetheless, it did see a small dip in attendees final 12 months, falling to 66,100 – down from 69,200 individuals in 2018.
ESA later issued an announcement that E3 2020 will likely be an “thrilling, high-energy present” with new companions and exhibitors related to new and veteran attendees.
“Exhibitor curiosity in our new activations is gaining the eye of manufacturers that view E3 as a key alternative to attach with online game followers worldwide,” it mentioned, in defence of the lengthy operating expo.
Sony did make a splash on the Shopper Electronics Present 2020 on Jan 6, revealing a brand new emblem for the PlayStation 5.
The following technology console will characteristic upgrades together with higher graphics by way of ray tracing acceleration, 3D audio sound, haptic power suggestions and adaptive triggers, inside storage on an ultra-high pace stable state drive and an Extremely HD Blu-Ray disc drive.
The console is predicted to be launched within the US by the tip of 2020.