Update Part II: The ESA put out a statement on Sony missing E3.
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.The ESA
Update: Sony Interactive Entertainment confirms they are skipping E3 2020.
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 spokesperson
Original story: Kotaku’s Jason Schreier brought to Twitter to say that Sony might be skipping E3 once again this year, in place is various events for PS5.
Daniel “ZhugeEX” Ahmad took to Twitter right after Schreier to say that the announcement will be made today. That’s surprising given it came just a few days after CES 2020, where Jim Ryan could’ve just mentioned this all then.
PlayStation 5 releases later this fall.