On January 13, 2020, it was confirmed that there will be no Sony E3 2020 presence for the second year in a row. Following the reveal, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) made a statement about the company deciding to not appear at the show. However, while the trade association responsible for the event did bill the missive as it addressing Sony’s decision, it never actually mentions the company.
Here is the ESA statement on the Sony E3 2020 situation. Instead of addressing the company pulling out for the second year in a row, explaining what actions it may take to encourage additional companies to attend, or naming specific developers or publishers who will attend, it remains more vague about what people could expect and only suggests “new experiences, partners, exhibitor spaces, activations, and programming.”
E3 is a signature event celebrating the video game industry and showcasing the people, brands and innovations redefining entertainment loved by billions of people around the world. E3 2020 will be an exciting, high-energy show featuring new experiences, partners, exhibitor spaces, activations, and programming that will entertain new and veteran attendees alike. Exhibitor interest in our new activations is gaining the attention of brands that view E3 as a key opportunity to connect with video game fans worldwide.
The list of companies who will be attending E3 2020 is still in flux in the lead up to the show. The official website mentions companies like 2K, Bandai Namco, Capcom, GungHo Online Entertainment America, Konami, Limited Run Games, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sega, and Square Enix.
E3 2020 will be held June 9-11, 2020 in Los Angeles.