Sony won’t be attending E3 but does this also mean the event is nearing its end?
As you’ve probably heard, E3 is the world’s biggest gaming convention, but that didn’t stop Sony from sitting it out this year. And for the most part, it did shock us all considering it should be a perfect time to reveal more details about the PlayStation 5. However, it also raised impressions that the said event will lose its relevancy to the gaming community? And we’re here to answer the question: “Is this true or not?”
But first, let’s have a recap.
Last Tuesday, Sony confirmed that it would be a no-show in E3 saying: “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.” The spokesperson added that Sony’s “global events strategy” will be more fan-focused in 2020, with “hundreds of consumer events across the globe” being planned.
E3 is officially dead. So it makes sense that Microsoft goes down with that ship. Looking forward to Sony showcasing PS5 exclusives on their own terms! https://t.co/j5UCsQhXyb
— The CrapGamer (@The_CrapGamer) January 13, 2020
E3 is officially dead with or without Sony’s presence. Can’t wait for Sony to announce their own PS5 event! pic.twitter.com/x2h1PyOZQb
— DP (@ItsDVP) January 13, 2020
Following the news that Sony dropped out from E3 and companies like EA, Blizzard, Disney Interactive, and Wargaming have pulled out from the show throughout the years, many people are suggesting the downfall of the event because of developers focusing more on getting games played by streamers or creating their own events.
E3 isn’t dead
But in an interview with ESA spokesman Rich Taylor, he said there’s nothing to worry about.
“[It’s] is an evolving show. It’s not the same year after year. Individual companies will make decisions for their purposes each year and each iteration. I’d refer you back to the companies you named to see what their rationale is,” he said. “E3 itself remains dynamic, invaluable, and the preeminent show of its kind in the world for video games, entertainment, and innovation.”
Even though he said this back in 2016, it continues to be true. E3 will continue to monument itself as an important factor in all things related to gaming with the number of media impressions it has and the number of people attending. It won’t be this high-regarded if it hasn’t marked history since it first opened its doors in 1995. And let’s not forget about the “E3 is dead” issue last 2019 when EA also withdrew yet the event was still a sold-out show with more than 65, 000 people expected.
So with that being said, E3 is indeed not dead. And Sony or no Sony, expect to see some amazing reveals from other game giants like Microsoft and Nintendo.
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