Sony Interactive Entertainment is snubbing the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2020 (E3) for the second year in a row.
The Verge quoted a Sony spokesperson that Sony would continue participating in “hundreds of consumer events across the globe”, just not the coming E3.
“We have great respect for the ESA (Entertainment Software Association) as an organisation, but we do not feel the vision of E3 2020 is the right venue for what we are focused on this year,” said the spokesperson.
The annual Expo held in Los Angeles, United States every June is one of the biggest events for video gaming; attended by industry giants like Microsoft, Nintendo and Sega.
However, it did see a small dip in attendees last year, falling to 66,100 – down from 69,200 people in 2018.
ESA later issued a statement that E3 2020 will be an “exciting, high-energy show” with new partners and exhibitors relevant to new and veteran attendees.