On eve of PS5, Sony confirms it will skip E3 for second year in a row

On eve of PS5, Sony confirms it will skip E3 for second year in a row
E3 won't happen with an official Sony presence this year.

Enlarge / E3 won’t happen with an official Sony presence this year. (credit: Aurich Lawson / PlayStation)

On Monday, Sony Interactive Entertainment confirmed that it will, for the second year in a row, not attend the Electronic Entertainment Expo.

The news came in a statement sent to Ars Technica by a SIE representative:

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. 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.

SIE’s representatives did not immediately clarify what the company means by “the vision of E3 2020.”

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