This goes out to all those who were expecting to see Sony's PlayStation featured at this year's Gamescom press conference, alongside newer features and titles being released for the platform. According to reports SCEE has decided to skip this year's event, and instead focus on an "international media briefing."
The international media briefing from Sony is currently set to be held during the Paris Games Week in October. This means that fans who were hoping for some sort of reveal for the platform at this year's Gamescom, will have to wait out and see if the company indeed is planning something big for the Paris Games Week.
"We're delighted to announce that we will be hosting an international media briefing at Paris Games Week on 27th October," Sony Computer Entertainment told VideoGamer recently.
"With the changes this year of E3 taking place a week later and Gamescom taking place earlier, 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."
The company added that it is "excited about our plans and look forward to sharing some exciting announcements. We will share more information closer to the time." The newest decision will now mark only the first time when Sony has chosen not to hold a press conference at Gamescom, since the event's first appearance in 2009.
The last time Sony was indeed present at the Gamescom was in 2014 when the company unveiled the PS4 versions of Until Dawn, Tearaway Unfolded and Michel Ancel's WiLD. At the event, Sony had also revealed the first details on PS4's 2.0 system update. Then later in December, the company launched its own PlayStation Experience event, making several major announcements.
As of now, this year's Gamescom is set to begin on 5 August, arriving one week earlier compared to last year's event. But before Gamescom, fans are readying themselves for E3 that gets underway in just over a month's time.