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PlayStation to Skip Gamescom 2024

PlayStation to Skip Gamescom 2024 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 July 2024 / 2,180 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment has told German website Games Wirtschaft it won't be attending Gamescom 2024. PlayStation last attended Gamescom in 2019.

"Sony Interactive currently has no plans to exhibit at Gamescom 2024," said Sony Interactive Entertainment in a statement.

Nintendo will also be skipping Gamescom this year. No word if Xbox will be attending this year, however, the company did attend last year. Ubisoft and THQ Nordic have both announced they will be attending.

Gamescom 2024 will take place in Cologne, Germany from August 21 to 25. Gamescom: Opening Night Live 2024 will take place a night earlier on August 20.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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2zosteven (on 19 June 2024)

any other games expected besides Concord & Astro Bot?

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twintail 2zosteven (on 20 June 2024)

Lego Horizon and Until Dawn. Maybe Lost Souls Aside, too.

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BraLoD (on 19 June 2024)

Clicked on the article wondering why this was news, and yeah, as the article says, they don't go there since before the pandemic...

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Zackasaurus-rex (on 25 June 2024)

Non news. Why waste the money? Third parties will advertise games on PS5 hardware to a largely PS5 audience. Sony's dollar goes further elsewhere.

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coolbeans (on 19 June 2024)

Seems misguided to ignore one of gaming's biggest showcases when Concord & Astro Bot are releasing so close to it. They must have some kind of independent event happening instead.

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Qwark coolbeans (on 19 June 2024)

Playstation has been skipping Gamescom for five years in a row. So I don't think it's saying much.

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coolbeans Qwark (on 19 June 2024)

That's true, but I don't recall two Sony1st-party titles releasing so close within Gamescom's timeframe since 2019. It just seems like an easy lay-up due to its European popularity.

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twintail coolbeans (on 20 June 2024)

They just had hands-on Astro bot and Horizon demos for journalists, including those from EU, and the beta for Concord is next month.

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coolbeans twintail (on 20 June 2024)

I follow. There's no doubt Sony has supplementary means of spreading the word. What I'm just highlighting stems back to two points:

-proximity of (current) release dates to GamesCom
-the open sharing to the gaming public at such a huge convention

Maybe I'm being old-fashioned about the event itself here, but that's just how I see it.

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