PlayStation is skipping E3 2020

For the second year in a row, PlayStation will be absent from E3 in 2020.

According to, the company feels like E3 2020 isn’t the right place for what they have planned this year.

"After thorough evaluation SIE has decided not to participate in E3 2020," a Sony Interactive Entertainment spokesperson told "We have great respect for the ESA as an organization, but we do not feel the vision of E3 2020 is the right venue for what we are focused on this year.

"We will build upon our global events strategy in 2020 by participating in hundreds of consumer events across the globe,” they added. “Our focus is on making sure fans feel part of the PlayStation family and have access to play their favorite content. We have a fantastic line up of titles coming to PlayStation 4, and with the upcoming launch of PlayStation 5, we are truly looking forward to a year of celebration with our fans."

Last year, PlayStation skipped out on E3 2019 festivities because there wasn’t much to announce at the time. They also didn’t host their on again, off again annual PlayStation Experience event. Instead, they shared pre-produced videos in the spring and the fall showcasing some of the things they had coming up. The company has yet to announce any events for 2020, or when they plan to share more about PlayStation 5 and upcoming games.


In response to PlayStation bowing out of E3 2020, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), organizers of E3 2020, released this statement:

"E3 is a signature event celebrating the video game industry and showcasing the people, brands, and innovations redefining entertainment loved by billions of people around the world. E3 2020 will be an exciting, high-energy show featuring new experiences, partners, exhibitor spaces, activations, and programming that will entertain new and veteran attendees alike. Exhibitor interest in our new activations is gaining the attention of brands that view E3 as a key opportunity to connect with video game fans worldwide.”