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Title: E3 - 2019
Post by: zerosum on March 08, 2019, 12:50:52 PM

This year's conference has a few changes applied to it. Mostly due to companies pulling out of the event. Sony has already declined to show up and instead is doing its own thing. Recently, EA has just announced they will be on-site but will not exhibit a traditional presentation as in past years. Nintendo hasn't physically been at the event for a few years now, so...what gives?

E3 is the world’s premier event for computer and video games and related products. At E3, the video game industry’s top talent pack the Los Angeles Convention Center, connecting tens of thousands of the best, brightest, and most innovative in the interactive entertainment industry. For three exciting days, leading-edge companies, groundbreaking new technologies, and never-before-seen products will be showcased. E3 connects you with both new and existing partners, industry executives, gamers, and social influencers providing unprecedented exposure to the entire video game industry, all under one roof.

E3 takes place June 11 – 13, 2019, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

[Official Event Website (https://www.e3expo.com)]


Sony is skipping E3, ditching its traditional booth and press conference in a move that will have a significant negative impact on the video game industry’s annual trade show.

The Entertainment Software Association, the lobbyist group that runs E3, confirmed the news today, as did Sony.

“As the industry evolves, Sony Interactive Entertainment continues to look for inventive opportunities to engage the community,” said Sony in a statement. “PlayStation fans mean the world to us and we always want to innovate, think differently and experiment with new ways to delight gamers. As a result, we have decided not to participate in E3 in 2019. We are exploring new and familiar ways to engage our community in 2019 and can’t wait to share our plans with you.”

Source: [Kotaku (https://kotaku.com/sony-pulls-out-of-e3-2019-1830474052)]

Beginning on June 7th, the publisher will hold a kickoff event where the press conference is replaced by multiple live streams that will occur over the following two days, focusing on gameplay and developer insights into the games on show.

This will then be followed by the EA PLAY fanfest on June 8-9th. The free-to-attend event gives players the chance to get their own hands on with the games. There will also be a Creators Cave where content creators will stream their own gameplay content worldwide.

Source: [TA (https://www.trueachievements.com/n36767/ea-wont-hold-an-e3-press-conference)]

Title: Re: E3 - 2019
Post by: GamerMan316 on March 13, 2019, 04:46:51 AM
Looking forward to seeing what Microsoft show us this year especially with no Sony at the show.
Title: Re: E3 - 2019
Post by: zerosum on March 18, 2019, 01:48:23 PM
The one thing I can't say I'm looking forward to is any new console announcement(s). Which all signs point to being made.

Not really sure what the motivation is (aside from pure $$$), despite price drops, purchasing a console this gen is still kind of an investment, especially at the expected launch price-points.

I could see an "auxiliary" console like a VR based piece of hardware or a "disc-less" version of a console (as an option), but if new consoles mean developers shifting gears jumping off XB1 and PS4 to exclusively build games for those new consoles - I can't see that being sustainable - or at least profitable at the onset.

Either way, file me under cautiously interested.

On the other side of the spectrum -

Title: Re: E3 - 2019
Post by: zerosum on April 10, 2019, 01:11:19 PM