Sony to skip E3 2020, says 'vision' of the show isn't right

From CNET: E3 is the world's biggest gaming convention, but for the second year in a row it won't feature a presence from PlayStation. Sony told that it won't be at E3 in June, which follows its absence at 2019's show. The gaming giant confirmed its absence in a statement to CNET.

"After thorough evaluation [Sony] has decided not to participate in E3 2020," said a Sony spokesperson. "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." ESA is the company behind E3.

The spokesperson added that Sony's "global events strategy" will be more fan-focused in 2020, with "hundreds of consumer events across the globe" being planned.

Sony's abstaining from last year's show was noted, but it's even more pronounced this year since the company plans to launch the PlayStation 5 console by the end of the year. E3 has historically been a go-to for game giants like Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo to unveil or detail upcoming consoles.

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