Sony Pulls Out Of E3 But Fans Think They Know Why

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.

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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.

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…

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…

What do you think? Is the lack of Sony at E3 pointing directly to a surprise PS5 announcement?