E3 2017 – Sony Hints at Gamescom 2017 Attendance: “It Would Be Nice to Do Something in Europe This Year”
During this year’s E3 event, Gamereactor had the chance to speak with Jim Ryan, PlayStation’s global sales and marketing chief. When asked whether there were any European PlayStation shows planned for 2017, Ryan answered: “We’re just in the process of looking at that very carefully.”
Ryan then went on to say, “We didn’t do a European show last year. We made a really conscious decision to pile the content into E3 last year, and without giving anything away … it would be nice to do something in Europe this year. So that’s something we’re looking at very carefully.”
Rather than an outright “no comment,” Ryan chose to give a tease. When considering which European events Sony would likely show up at, gamescom and Paris Games Week spring to mind.
With the E3 2017 PlayStation conference omitting a fair few expected titles, presumably saving them for the upcoming PSX 2017 event, perhaps Sony was also holding back reveals for an additional show.
As for the confirmed gamescom 2017 attendees, here’s the current list of companies:
- Alternate GmbH
- astragon Entertainment
- Bandai Namco
- CD Projekt
- Deep Silver (Koch Media)
- Electronic Arts
- Grey Box
- Kalypso Media
- Mifcom GmbH
- Square Enix
- Warenvertrieb GmbH
- Warner Bros. Entertainment
You can also expect the Indie Arena Booth, “many independent developers,” and a fan shop arena with more than 46 companies, including Game Legends, Konami, Otaku, Panini Verlags GmbH, and Square Enix.