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Sony, EA & Microsoft Confirm They Aren’t Holding gamescom 2016 Press Conferences

July 13, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

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After all three had big showings at E3 2016 last month, Sony, Electronic Arts, and Microsoft have announced that they won’t be hosting press conferences at gamescom 2016 in mid-August.

Sony’s confirmation comes from French site JeuxVideo, who were given this response from PlayStation France when asked about a press conference: “There will be no PlayStation conference at gamescom.”

So, for a second year in a row, Sony won’t be holding a press conference at the event. However, they will be present on the show floor, showing off some PlayStation 4 games.

With Sony not holding a press conference at gamescom, expect their European briefing this year to happen at Paris Games Week in late October again.

As for EA, they said, “We will not be hosting a press conference this year,” but they will be throwing a Grand Opening event on August 16 in their booth where attendees can play their games.

While Microsoft held a gamescom press conference last year, they won’t be doing it again this year. Instead, they’re “planning a new and more intimate Xbox FanFest experience for our fans across Europe and worldwide attending gamescom 2016” where upcoming titles will be playable.

[Source: JeuxVideo, Xbox via NeoGAF]