That didn’t take very long, did it?
Sony PlayStation answered critics in a big way today by revealing the company’s participation in several high-profile video game events this summer. While the status of Sony’s summer events was in question just days ago, the gaming giant confirmed it would be at Tokyo Game Show and Chinajoy over the last 24 hours.
Gamescom organizers also quietly updated a press release detailing its official list of featured exhibitors, revealing Sony PlayStation would be in attendance. That means Sony won’t be skipping any of the big summer shows outside the US this year after an E3 2019 absence. That’s a big deal for fans of the PS4 in particular, as many took the potential absences this summer as confirmation there’s little in the works for the platform besides its last big exclusives.
It’s a little more difficult to predict what to expect from Sony when it comes to these shows, but there could just be announcements waiting in the wing. Sony has a two-hour conference at Chinajoy in Shanghai on August 1st, and they’ll have showfloor exhibits at Gamescom 2019 and Tokyo Game Show 2019. The company even has a presence at Comic Con, although it appears limited to the PlayStation Gear Store.
Sony won’t be skipping any of the big summer shows outside the US this year.
Although Sony has a track record of attending these major conferences, in the last year they’ve missed events generally considered “unskippable,” like E3. Could that mean we’re in for some bigger announcements this summer after a lengthy dry spell? Gamescom and Tokyo Game Show are two of the biggest events of the year in gaming, and showing up without a flagship announcement—especially after skipping E3 2019—would be strange.
The good news is Sony looks to have some reveals at Chinajoy: today they released seven teaser images that appear to be new games.