For the first time in E3's history, Sony is jumping over this year's big game show next year. Microsoft will…
For the first time in E3’s history, Sony is jumping over this year’s big game show next year. Microsoft will meanwhile participate in the event. Now, Xbox CEO Phil Spencer has shared some insights into why Microsoft is connected to E3 after the biggest competitor has been released.
According to Twinfinite, Spencer acknowledged how Microsoft’s E3 changed over the years during Microsoft’s lifestyles for life’s lifestyles. The E3 began as a very business-focused event that retailers would participate to determine how many games to order for the vacation. It’s still happening, and the E3 is still important for business reasons, but the show is now open to the public and overall it takes more of a consumer and focuses the focus in recent years. Spencer said that Microsoft continues to enjoy and support the E3 because it is a “celebration” of games that helps bring people today.
He admitted that Microsoft could host his own game event outside the E3 or a “direct” on Nintendo. But Microsoft will not do it because it’s a fantastic and incredibly convenient way for the fans to experience video games. I think we do it because it’s an American party in LA It’s easy for people in the United States to come to a place and just share his love for video games. “
Spencer continued to say that he hopes that the E3 will be bigger still in the future, while acknowledging that he expects the exhibition to” change in some ways “in the future.
In addition to E3, Microsoft recently discovered its X01
8 event and held the show in Mexico City last month, announcing, among other things, the acquisitions of Obsidian and InXile. Spencer said in the new life stream that Microsoft is “really pleased” with how X018 went and while he stopped confirming a 2019 show, he said, “We want to do it again.”
Declare its decision not to participate E3 next year, a Sony representative said: “We explore new and familiar ways to engage in 2019 and can not wait to share our plans with you.”
The company added: “As industry evolves, Sony Interactive Entertainment continues to look for inventive opportunities to engage in society. PlayStation fans mean the world for us and we always want to invent, think differently and experiment with new ways to please players. Therefore, we have decided not to participate in the E3 in 2019. “
There will also be no PlayStation Experience event this year.
The big game companies – Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo – have all adjusted their E3 plans in recent years. In 2018, Microsoft moved its entire presence offsite to Microsoft Theater, with only Mixer present on the showfloor, while Nintendo has lost live press conferences for the benefit of recorded video presentations in recent years. Sony also tried to do something different with the E3 2018, which shows that they mainly focused on four of their upcoming games and presented them through a “guided experience”, which resulted in a mixed response from viewers.
While Sony is skipping the E3 2019, Microsoft and Nintendo, as well as Ubisoft, Activision, Take-Two and other recordable gaming companies have been confirmed to attend the event.
E3 2019 takes place 11-13 June. It is especially the last show confirmed for the Los Angeles Convention Center – the place traditionally held in too much of its history. Earlier ESA CEO Michael Gallagher had previously said that the organization could drive other alternatives if LACC does not modernize and upgrade the facility.