A PlayStation spokesperson has confirmed that the company will be skipping Gamescom 2022.
From August 24-28, Gamescom 2022 is a video game trade show held annually in Cologne, Germany. The 2022 event will be the first in-person convention since 2019, but Sony won’t be attending.
A spokesperson confirmed the news to the German gaming site game economywhich explains that “Sony Interactive is traditionally one of the largest and most important exhibitors at Gamescom”.
At Gamescom 2019, PlayStation showcased Kojima Death Stranding and Marvel Iron Man VR for PlayStation VR while third-party studios such as Activision Blizzard and Remedy have used Sony’s presence to share news on titles like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Control.
Sony isn’t the only company to rule out an appearance at Gamescom 2022, with Activision Blizzard, Take-Two Interactive and Wargaming all confirming they won’t appear. Nintendo also released a statement that read, “Gamescom is a key event in Nintendo’s event calendar. This year, however, after careful consideration, we have decided not to participate in Cologne. »
The company said consumers will instead be able to get their hands on new games for Nintendo Switch “at numerous events throughout Germany.”
At every gamescom everyone puts a lot of effort into designing great booths for you, so now the question is:
Who do you think had the prettiest of them all? pic.twitter.com/lgFiVRkc0v
– gamescom (@gamescom) June 5, 2022
In March, organizers confirmed that Gamescom 2022 would be a hybrid in-person and digital event with a focus on sustainability.
“This year, we are combining the best of both worlds: our extensive digital program with the unparalleled Gamescom on-site experience,” said General Manager Felix Falk. “In the process, Gamescom is also once again setting new standards in 2022, for example when it comes to sustainability: with our ‘Gamescom Goes Green’ initiative, we will make it a special, climate-friendly event with visitors. and exhibitors. ”
“We thus not only want to be a beacon for the many environmental protection and climate action initiatives in the international games industry, but also a pioneer for international events in general.”
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