Microsoft and Nintendo seem to remain loyal to the E3 video expo despite Variety’s latest report that Sony’s PlayStation will not be attending the next year’s show.
Microsoft’s Phil Spencer praises Microsoft
Nintendo calls E3 “an outstanding opportunity for us to share new games and experiences with fans and business partners from across the globe.”
Phil Spencer of Microsoft said that E3 is a great platform to showcase the fantastic vibrancy and the inspiring creativity of the video game industry.
Spencer also said that they are looking forward to what lies ahead at the E3 scheduled for 2019.
This year, E3 reportedly had more than 2.9M concurrent viewers on Twitch 55M Facebook interactions, 15M tweets and 69M YouTube Viewers of various game trailers.
“This year’s expo was a record-breaking event and reached multiple industries and non-entertainment news outlets. A new report from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the organizer of the trade event, reveals just how wide-reaching this year’s expo was, by the numbers,” Variety was writing back in July.
Over 15,000 printed articles were published about E3, and the broadcast covered “19 languages around the world,” according to Dan Hewitt, the ESA’s Vice President of Media Relations and Event Management, via Variety.
Anyway, getting back to PlayStation, they will definitely skip next year’s E3 for the very first time in its 24-year history as the show is finally starting to have more events and companies that focus more intensively on online reception.
Sony’s official announcement
Here’s Sony’s official statement:
“PlayStation fans mean the world to us, and we always want to innovate, think differently and experiment with new ways to delight gamers. As a result, we have decided not to participate in E3 in 2019.”
Sony concluded by saying “We are exploring new and familiar ways to engage our community in 2019 and can’t wait to share our plans with you.”
After finishing Theatrical Journalism at the Faculty of Theatre and Television in Cluj-Napoca, Rada reviewed movies, books, theatre pieces and she also wrote articles from the IT niche as a content editor for software producers. At the moment, she is working with various online advertising firms.