Gamescom! It is, in my opinion, the best Game expo on the planet – with more fun stuff and less bombast than that other show. Only this year, because of its proximity to E3, it seems that it’s been less exciting than it rightly should have been. Most of everything that we’ve seen is stuff we saw a month and a half ago from Los Angeles’ convention.
That’s one of the reasons Sony decided to give it a skip. As a result, very little of the conversation this week has centred around the Japanese company, its console or its games. All eyes have instead been on Microsoft, who’ve managed to use the expo to drum up a world of good press and publicity. They’ve even got people talking about that blasted, improbably cloud – thanks to how well it’s being used in Crackdown – which by current buzz is easily the most impressive thing at the whole show.
Just about nobody is talking about Sony or the games coming to its platform. With that in mind – do you think it was a wise decision to skip out Gamescom for Paris Games Week (A show I’ve only heard about in passing)?
Of course, Sony having attended may have meant another awkward, unbearably long and frankly embarrassing press conference… so maybe it’s best for everyone that Sony passed.
What do you think? Clever move, or silly mistake? Should Sony have put in a little effort to wow the Gamescom crowds?
Last Updated: August 7, 2015
August 7, 2015 at 10:37
Looking at the sales numbers of PS4…Should they even care? They showed all their big guns. I personally think it’s fine they skipped it. MS still, to me is the same ol company relying on the same ol games. Barring a few of course but they still put more emphasis on all their usual suspects.
Alien Emperor Trevor
August 7, 2015 at 10:43
Why bother? Everyone saw everything at E3. Also avoids any “MS beat Sony at Gamescom” rubbish, comparisons between them. In a week everyone will have forgotten about Gamescom. Plus we’ll get all the usual breathless articles about a new screenshot that’s released for upcoming games from anyone anyway. Instant, insatiable news cycle FTW.