Sony has announced it won’t be appearing at E3 2019, and it’s caused ripples of shock throughout the gaming community.
Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo are arguably the big draws to any E3 conference, but without the PlayStation top dogs showing up for the first time in E3’s history…it’s going to be a little weird.
Fans are speculating that there might be a hidden meaning behind the withdrawal, and lots of people suspecting it might be down to the upcoming release of the PlayStation 5.
I wonder if Sony will opt to have a quiet year or are planning a more bespoke, large scale PS5 announcement event in place of E3 2019
— Baltic Carmylite (@Carmylite) November 15, 2018
With a new console on the horizon, and Sony’s penchant for the dramatic reveals, there really might be something to the move, especially since rumour is that the PS5 will be getting a 2020 release date.
And let’s face it – a drop announcement with launch titles like Death Stranding and The Last Of Us 2 would absolutely wipe the floor with anything Microsoft might be planning…
E3 has been changing for years, but Sony pulling out is the biggest change yet. Imagine the PS5 is coming in 2020 and we’ll see a bespoke reveal event similar to the PS4.
Strange to see PSX and now E3 being distanced from, though.
— Jordan King 🏳️🌈 (@KonaYMA6) November 15, 2018
That being said, it could be that Sony is looking to move away from the highly-competitive reveals of E3 in favour of a more dedicated conference. But even that wouldn’t make sense, as the team also announced back in September that there wouldn’t be a PlayStation Experience event this year either…
No E3 for Sony in 2019. I’m thinking we’re definitely going to get a ps5 reveal. Looking forward to seeing what they have in store.
— Neil (@Flibbltastic) November 16, 2018
That’s really surprising! But I am 100% sure, just like a lot of folks here, that Sony must have some pretty BIG things coming; so big intact that they’d forgo a stage like E3 to do their own thing. Most probably a PS Experience event and announce the PS5 for Fall 2019. Excited!
— Taher Siamwala (@Taher_Siam) November 16, 2018
What do you think? Is the lack of Sony at E3 pointing directly to a surprise PS5 announcement?