Sony Won't Be Having A Conference At Gamescom This Year – Opt For Paris Games Week Instead
Gamescom has been on the up and up recently, with some predicting that the show might eventually eclipse E3 as gaming's most important show in a few years. It boasts 100,000 people in attendance and the press conferences held by the big companies like Sony and Microsoft have proved to be substantial.
Or at least they were. PlayStation's has been the biggest conference over the last two shows, but that isn't going to be the case this summer. Sony have decided to skip this year's Gamescom in favour of Paris Games Week in October. When confirming to Gematsu (after a report by Gameblog), a Sony representative said:
We're delighted to announce that we will be hosting an international media briefing at Paris Games Week on 27th October. With the changes this year of E3 taking place a week later and Gamescom taking place earlier, we feel that both PlayStation and the wider industry would benefit from a major news milestone later in the year, during the most important period for gaming. We are excited about our plans and look forward to sharing some exciting announcements. We will share more information closer to the time.
I can't fault that logic.Two press conferences in two months or so is excessive. It does give us yet another important game show to pay attention to though, which, again, is excessive in the already packed calender.
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