Update (May 11):
As PlayStation Europe Blog Manager Fred Dutton confirmed today, there will still be a PlayStation area at gamescom this year, there just won’t be a press conference:
Yes, there will still be a PlayStation area at GC as normal. It’s just the media briefing that’s moving to Paris. With E3 being a week or two later than usual this year, and GC a week or two earlier, it was just not feasible to have a fresh show ready for Cologne.
After putting on a big one last year, Sony announced today that they won’t be holding a press conference at gamescom 2015 when the event begins on August 5, 2015.
Instead, Sony will be holding an “international media briefing” at Paris Games Week on October 27, 2015.
Since E3 2015 is taking place a week later than usual on June 16, and gamescom happening earlier than usual, Sony said in a statement to Videogamer, “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.”
Sony has yet to announce when their E3 2015 press conference will take place, but details should be coming very soon.
Given gamescom’s close proximity to E3, Tokyo Game Show, and other events, do you think this is the right decision by Sony?