Sony confirms that it is skipping E3 again

Following rumors that started circulating recently, Sony has confirmed that it will once again be skipping E3.

In a statement sent to, Sony said that it has “great respect for the ESA as an organization,” but does not feel that “the vision of E3 2020 is the right venue” for what it has planned this year.

“After thorough evaluation SIE has decided not to participate in E3 2020. 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,” a spokesperson for Sony said.

“We will build upon our global events strategy in 2020 by participating in hundreds of consumer events across the globe. Our focus is on making sure fans feel part of the PlayStation family and have access to play their favorite content. We have a fantastic line up of titles coming to PlayStation 4, and with the upcoming launch of PlayStation 5, we are truly looking forward to a year of celebration with our fans.”

Following Sony’s statement, E3 organizer the ESA (Electronic Software Association) put out its own in response. Read the full statement below:

“E3 is a signature event celebrating the video game industry and showcasing the people, brands and innovations redefining entertainment loved by billions of people around the world. E3 2020 will be an exciting, high-energy show featuring new experiences, partners, exhibitor spaces, activations, and programming that will entertain new and veteran attendees alike. Exhibitor interest in our new activations is gaining the attention of brands that view E3 as a key opportunity to connect with video game fans worldwide.”

E3 2020 takes place in Los Angeles, California, from June 9th through June 11th.

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