It's a topic Daily Reaction has covered countless times before, but it warrants being covered again. If Sony is indeed stepping away from E3 2020, we need to look critically at the future of E3.
Last year many were saying it was going to be a fatal huge mistake but nothing happened to PlayStation. They are still the market leader and very strong. I have no problem with E3 but chanting doom on a company because is not attending is very ridiculous.
The same thing could be said to E3 as well. People were claiming and wishing for E3 to die just because Sony didn’t attend. Despite all that, E3 is still alive and strong, with or without Sony’s presence.
show me a link to story where "people" were wanting/wishing for E3 to die - i missed that. and E3 is hardly "strong. sony didn't do a presser last year. nintendo hasn't done one there for years. neither activision or EA had booths at last years E3. i think these companies are just finding better ways to use their resources. your claim that E3 is "alive" is accurate - "strong"? - not so much.
they were stuck with MS lol that show last yr was a gem right?
“ show me a link to story where "people" were wanting/wishing for E3 to die ” Seriously though, are you new to this site or what? Because if you are, wait until Sony officially announce that they won’t be at E3 again this year. Then you’ll see. “ your claim that E3 is "alive" is accurate - "strong"? - not so much.” It is still alive and strong. It is still the biggest gaming show of the year. I haven’t seen it got canceled yet. I haven’t seen any gaming show surpasses it yet.
Sony skipped E3 because its expensive they had anything new to show as confirmed by the fact they skipped PSX too. If rumors that they don´t have any big annoucement to make regarding PS5´s first party games turn out to be true, I can see Sony skipping E3 again this year. They´ll be back once they found they´re ready
So wrong *facepalm*
really? https://www.tweaktown.com/n... who are your sources for the rumors you're talking about?
Wow. Sony will have an underpowered console. Sony has no games to talk about in regards to PS5. it really seems the rumor mill has nothing good to say about Sony right now. Kind of odd that nothing but bad rumors come around for PS5.
Will you ever stop lying?
@rainslacker And we have a silent Sony regarding all those rumors. Can´t say Ryan´s stance over all this is good or bad at this point.
@Thundercat77 ***I have no problem with E3 but chanting doom on a company because is not attending is very ridiculous.*** You're on a gaming forum that screams about impending doom over anything. This is to be expected at this point.
You are kind of right. I never saw in my life a group screaming impending doom over a company just for a console logo.
E3 is a crap shoot in terms of marketing. One could have a great show, but the press is really bad about focusing in on singular topics, and using this mentality of one or two things to incite mob mentality and spew out countless opinion pieces, many of which miss the mark, and go to extremes to play the console wars to drive their own hits. The press is really the biggest reason why E3 is dwindling. E3 is a marketing event for the gaming industry. If the press can't treat it as such, what's the point in spending millions of dollars to attend, hold a conference, and use resources for months to prepare. If what comes out of E3 is no better than what comes out of a simple press release, and basic social media marketing, what do you think a company is going to choose? At least with social media marketing and press releases they can time their announcements and marketing to optimize visibility.
If anything Sony had hype at E3 last year when Square dropped the FF7 remake bomb for PS4. I'd like Sony to be at E3 2020 I want more info on PS5 and some great games that they always manage to pump out . But if Sony drops out of E3 2020 oh well there is always 2021.
the way jim ryan is talking, we're going to get plenty of info on ps5 in the coming months.
What makes people think Sony will skip this year? They have new hardware to reveal and talk about. If it follows a similar patten to PS4 E3 will be about games out in the first year, tease of games for year 2, full release date, and of course price. Sprinkle in some PS4 games (ghost) and some 3rd party games (both PS4 and PS5) and Sony would have plenty to show and tell, which was their issue with last year, after struggling with in 2018 (the concert one). Tbf the PS4 support seems to be drying up quicker than PS2/PS3... But hopefully that means 3 maybe even 4 years chocker of first party games for PS5.
Sony should be there to showcase the PS5 and its launch games. Stupid decision to skip it due to a new console launch and it is still a relevant show as well as the biggest regardless what Sony may think. I love Sony and Playstation but I will call them out and not blindly follow them like some sheep will. PS5 will be even more of a monster by having a prescence there. Skipping a show like this with the imminent launch of a new gen console makes them look cocky and arrogant like in the early PS3 days.......yes even Sony makes mistakes. No one is perfect.
I'd rather they skip it again. And hopefully Microsoft follows. E3 doesnt need to exist.
I am not sure that if Sony doesn't attend then the future of the show is at stake. The show should be bigger then one vendor. There are a lot of publishers that go to E3, And both XB and Switch will probably be there. So, maybe Sony should show up.
It should be bigger than one company. But lets be realistic. In the end, it's always about who won, and that usually ends up being between MS and Sony. The press perpetuates this, and doesn't go into as much coverage of all the stuff that isn't going to incite the public, and we in the community tend to not really spend much time looking at what ever happens at E3. A smaller version of this just happened recently. How many games were announced at the VGA's? Who here that didn't watch them could name what was shown besides HB2, XSX, and that other game who's name escapes me but is somehow Sony's poor showing for PS5? It was a couple days before I even saw an article about what else was shown around here, and if any news did come from other showings, I'm not personally aware that it started at VGA's. E3 is bigger, and I pay more attention to it, and there is more overall coverage. But we all know that everything boils down to a few key games or announcements, and then some general talk about any given publishers conference either sucking, or being really good. Even if everyone had great conferences, the only one that gets talked about is the winner and loser, and the only one's really competing for gamers attention is MS and Sony. If the press wants more, then they need to stop ignoring the 95% of other stuff that comes from E3, because these publishers are spending millions for what is essentially a one shot marketing event.
Why is there an EA Play image for this content? Doesn't seem to match the article in the least. The image when used in the article was far less representative of the article. Maybe the E3 image should have been more properly used?
its gonna fade out probably. its great for people who want to try out new games and maybe get some merch and stuff, but... you know.
Sony can host their own event and show their own stuff because they hold the winning cards. Sony makes waves on their own, they do not need an E3 tank to make 'ripples'. Microsoft will not be able to copycat anymore with their "me too". Sony can attend E3 if they want. They are not forced to do so because of one fact, they dictate the beginning of the next generation whenever they say so. Sony IS the game.
It might be a pleasant surprise but don't be shocked if they skip to have their own event. Before Shawn Layden left Sony it was made clear that Sony was done with E3 as it is now. He went on to say that given the modern internet environment with influencers, press, and fan communities that holding your own event is more cost effective and delivers similar if not better results. However, maybe they'll pull a Microsoft, EA, Devolver Digital and hold the event around E3 time but not pay the ESA to be at E3 proper.
Why is there so much news on things that are only question or "if's". Wait for something to happen, then tell us about it. And while we're at it, why is there so much concern over Sony v Microsoft still in the last lear of the current consoles being top-dog? Both have been very successful - that's great, let's leave it there. In other news, McDonalds sold 1.2million more burgers than KFC last month (maybe).
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