What is going on with E3 2019? Is Sony really not coming?
Something big is going on behind the scenes with E3 2019, and not in the good way! For Sony has announced that they’re not going to be at E3 next year! Not in conference, not in booth, nothing! Here is an official statement they gave on the matter:
“As the industry evolves, Sony Interactive Entertainment continues to look for inventive opportunities to engage the community. PlayStation fans mean the world to us and we always want to innovate, think differently and experiment with new ways to delight gamers. As a result, we have decided not to participate in E3 in 2019. We are exploring new and familiar ways to engage our community in 2019 and can’t wait to share our plans with you.”
This announcement has sent shockwaves through the gaming industry. And many are wondering if Sony pulling out is just because of their schedule and their prep for the PS5, or, if they have no more faith in E3 as a conference.
After getting eaten alive by the Internet, both Microsoft and Nintendo made statements assuring gamers that they will be at the show. Here’s Nintendo’s statement:
“E3 is an outstanding opportunity for us to share new games and experiences with fans and business partners from across the globe. Every year, we discuss what will be the best way for us to take advantage of the next E3 show in order to bring smiles to people’s faces.”
It’s going to be curious to see what happens next.