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September 29, 2018

Sony won’t host a PlayStation Experience this year

by John_A


This is rather surprising to say the least.

Every year, Sony hosts an event called the PlayStation Experience where the company reveals new games and other details about upcoming projects. It’s become somewhat of a tradition that even Xbox One owners have been urging Microsoft to adopt. Unfortunately, there won’t be a PlayStation Experience this year.

Today, on the PlayStation Blogcast, Sony Worldwide Studios Chairman Shawn Layden announced its cancellation. According to a report by Polygon, Layden provided the following statement.

The reasons behind that really are, we don’t have… we have a lot of progress that we’re making in our games, and we’re seeing that coming out. Now that we have Spider-Man out the door, we’re looking down into 2019 games like Dreams and Days Gone… we wouldn’t have enough to bring people all together in some location in North America to have that event. We don’t want to set expectations really high and then not deliver on it. It was a hard decision.


Sony has many games coming out for PlayStation 4 on the horizon like Dead Stranding and Ghost of Tsushima, but it’s unclear when these titles will launch. It’s understandable that they wouldn’t want to hold an event if these titles weren’t ready to be properly showcased.

Interesting enough, a few days ago Microsoft announced an “X018” gathering in Mexico City for November. The event will consist of the longest “Inside Xbox” show ever. Microsoft lags behind Sony and Nintendo when it comes to first-party exclusives so X018 will be interesting to say the least.

How do you feel about a PlayStation Experience not taking place this year? Let us know.

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