PlayStation Experience won’t be happening this year, Sony confirms

PlayStation Experience will not be taking place in 2018, Shawn Layden confirmed on a recent podcast.

Speaking on the PlayStation Blogcast, Layden said: “we wouldn’t have enough to bring people all together in North America to have that event.”

“Now that we have Spider-Man out the door, we’re looking down into 2019 games like Dreams and Days Gone.” The company also announced recently that cross-play is finally coming to PS4, starting with Fortnite

“We don’t want to set expectations really high and then not deliver on that,’ Layden said. ‘It was a hard decision, but we have determined that this year we will not hold PlayStation Experience.

In terms of first-party exclusives, it’s been an exceptional year for Sony with the likes of Marvel’s Spider-Man and God of War receiving critical and commercial acclaim as outstanding, single-player adventures. 

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However, the lack of PlayStation Experience is no huge surprise considering the company’s exciting yet small presence at E3 2018 with the likes of The Last of Us Part 2 and Ghost of Tsushima headlining the show.

Perhaps, Sony is waiting until 2019 to finally shine some light on the PS5 alongside a new library of next-generation titles? It’s a long shot, but definitely a possibility.

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