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Sony skipping its Gamescom press conference this year

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Skipping

I’ve always favoured Gamescom over E3. It’s less about pomp and ceremony, less about extravaganza and big reveals, and general just about the games. It’s totally not about the beer. Nope. Every year, it has the same sort of pre-event gauntlet of press conferences though, with Sony, Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft and sometimes Capcom hosting events to showcase their upcoming games and reveals to press. This year though, Sony’s giving it a skip.

Instead of their usual Gamescom conference, they’ll instead host one at Paris Games week later in the year.

“With the changes this year of E3 taking place a week later and Gamescom taking place earlier, we feel that both PlayStation and the wider industry would benefit from a major news milestone later in the year, during the most important period for gaming. We are excited about our plans and look forward to sharing some exciting announcements. We will share more information closer to the time.”

And it just makes sense. This year, E3 and Gamescom are closer together than they’ve ever been – with E3 starting a little later than usual (June 16-18) , and Gamescom  kicking off earlier than usual (August 6-9), there’s just a few weeks between them.

“We’re delighted to announce that we will be hosting an international media briefing at Paris Games Week on 27th October,” Sony said.

While this isn’t really news per se – and you likely don’t care –  it does mean that Gamescom this year is likely to be a little lighter on actual news – which is fine, ‘cos it gives us more time to focus on what really matters: the games.

Microsoft has since confirmed that it will be hosting a Gamescom conference – and will be splitting its major announcements between the two events.

Last Updated: May 7, 2015

18 Comments

  1. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 7, 2015 at 07:48

    Let’s hope that at the Paris Games Week they don’t stop skipping and end up sinking, just like the rock in the header.

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  2. Admiral Chief

    May 7, 2015 at 07:50

    I think as payment for my services, Lazygamer should take me to Gamescom to test the beer and collect the swag

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    • Lord Chaos

      May 7, 2015 at 07:58

      Beer simulator?

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      • Admiral Chief

        May 7, 2015 at 07:59

        The Lazy edition

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  3. Lord Chaos

    May 7, 2015 at 07:53

    The only thing I actually care about is what Bethesda is gonna do at E3

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 7, 2015 at 07:54

      Fallout Online?

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      • Lord Chaos

        May 7, 2015 at 07:57

        Let’s hope they learn from TESO…

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        • Hammersteyn

          May 7, 2015 at 08:05

          Because that’s what aircraft crash investigators do…. I mean publishers

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          • Lord Chaos

            May 7, 2015 at 08:11

            Only comparing it to an aircraft? I’d compare TESO to what would happen if Yellowstone went off.

      • Admiral Chief

        May 7, 2015 at 07:59

        I’d play that for a dollar

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        • Hammersteyn

          May 7, 2015 at 08:06

          Still to much

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          • Admiral Chief

            May 7, 2015 at 08:15

            *too

          • Hammersteyn

            May 7, 2015 at 08:18

            No not even too dollars

          • Lord Chaos

            May 7, 2015 at 08:18

            I’d play it for $100… that they need to pay me.

          • Admiral Chief

            May 7, 2015 at 08:20

            …daily

      • Brady miaau

        May 7, 2015 at 08:50

        No.

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  4. K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

    May 7, 2015 at 08:07

    The Sony Gamescom cameraman will be sorely missed.

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