Sony Cancels Annual Playstation Event
For the first time since its launch in 2014, Sony has cancelled its annual Playstation conference due to a lack of announcements, according to Sony Worldwide Studios Chairman, Shawn Layden.
For the past four years, Playstation Experience has been the launching pad for Playstation’s biggest announcements and big game releases, in addition to panel discussions with developers, game demonstrations, and exhibitors.
However, with Playstation 4 already making major headlines this year with huge new gaming releases, like “Marvel’s Spider-Man”, Sony has been left with few titles to promote.
Speaking in Sony’s own PlayStation podcast, the Sony Blogcast #308, Layden announced that “We wouldn’t have enough to bring people all together in some location in North America to have that event…We don’t want to set expectations really high and not deliver on it.”
The news isn’t much of a shock. At this year’s E3 conference, they showcased gameplay of only previously announced games and did not host a major event at Gamescon.
But even without the excitement of PlayStation Experience, PS4 owners can still look forward to their exclusive titles in the coming year, such as “Final Fantasy VII” remake, Sucker Punch’s “Ghost of Tsushima”, and Naughty Dog’s highly anticipated “The Last of Us Part II”.
Now, this latest news about Playstation Experience leads to speculation that Sony is saving its big reveal for next year’s conference with the PS5.
Depending of the timing of the PS5 launch, their previously announced 2019 PS4 exclusive games could be cross-gen titles.