E3 is just around the corner, but there are other games conferences on the way as well. Sony typically brings the big guns to Gamescom, but that won’t be the case this year. Due to E3 being later this year and Gamescom being earlier, there’s not much of a gap between the two conferences. As such, Sony has decided to skip their annual Gamescom conference. Instead of holding two big conferences within two months of each other, they’ll be shifting their post-E3 focus to Paris Games Week in October. Here’s Sony’s full statement on the decision:
“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.” — Sony
This change in schedule leaves over four months in between the two conferences, giving Sony more time to prepare presentations for new games and to make progress on the games they reveal at E3. Paris Games Week isn’t as big of an event as Gamescom, but that also means that Sony won’t have to compete as hard for the spotlight.