Sony Officially Cancel PlayStation Experience 2018 Event; Admits There Isn’t Enough Content to Warrant the Show
PlayStation Experience, or PSX for short, kicked off back in 2014 mainly to celebrate the 20th anniversary of PlayStation. The event became an exclusive hub to all things related to PlayStation, ranging from new first-party titles, exclusive PlayStation content, merchandise and lots more. PlayStation Experience is always held towards the end of the year in early December, however, sadly, we aren’t getting one this year.
SIE Worldwide Studios chairman Shawn Layden was recently featured in the latest episode of the PlayStation Blogcast, where he explained what Sony set out the first time they held the event. Then, he continued to explain why this year there isn’t enough content to warrant holding the show, mentioning mainly Dreams and Days Gone as some of the PS4’s upcoming titles in 2019.
“PlayStation Experience, we’ve done that the last four years. It began as sort of a celebration of the 20th anniversary of PlayStation. We decided it was time to have a consumer-focused event […] and then we expanded to the next year, and the year after that. It became a great place for us to bring news to the fans, to get closer to the new games we’re working on, to some of the stuff we may have announced at E3.
For 2018, I know this is going to be a disappointment to some people, but we decided not to hold PlayStation Experience. The reason behind that is, we don’t have…we have a lot of progress, and now that we have Spider-Man, looking down in 2019 to games like Dreams and Days Gone, but we wouldn’t have enough to bring people altogether in some location in North America to have that event. We don’t want to set expectations really high and then not deliver on it. It was a hard decision, but we have determined we will not hold PlayStation Experience.”
Do you think Sony made the right decision to cancel the show? PlayStation owners recently got the privilege to enjoy Spider-Man, arguably one of the best superhero video games in the gaming industry, as an exclusive title. In other news, make sure to check out what Sony has in store for PlayStation Plus members for the month of October.
[Source: PlayStation Blogcast]