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Sony Won’t be at Gamescom This Year

Sony will be missing Gamescom this year in favour of Paris Games Week

In a surprising turn of events, Sony has announced that they won’t be attending Gamescom this year and will instead focus their European efforts on a conference scheduled during Paris Games Week in October.

Sony Europe confirmed the news to Gematsu saying:

We’re delighted to announce that we will be hosting an international media briefing at Paris Games Week on 27th October. With the changes this year of E3 taking place a week later and Gamescom taking place earlier, we feel that both PlayStation and the wider industry would benefit from a major news milestone later in the year, during the most important period for gaming.

Sony also revealed that they have some “exciting announcements” at Paris Games Week and will have more information closer to the event.

Gamescom is set to take place in Cologne, Germany on August 5-9, Paris Games Week on the other hand takes place on October 28 to November 1.