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.
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.