It came as a surprise when Sony announced it will skip E3 2019. While the reason why Sony is skipping E3 2019 are obvious but, industry analyst Michael Patcher thinks it’s a bad decision.
Speaking with Gamingbolt, Michael Patcher gave his opinion on Sony not attending E3 2019. According to Patcher, this is a one-off and a bad decision on Sony’s part.
He added that if Sony thinks the money they spend on E3 press conference is not worth it, then the company is wrong. He noted that Sony will be back at E3 2020 after it realizes its mistake.
I think it’s a one-off. I think they made a bad decision. I think they somehow internally determined that the money’s not well spent- and they’re wrong. I don’t know what they spend on E3, but even if it’s $15 million, they get $15 million of publicity out of it. So I think they’re fools to bypass the show. And they’ll be back.
The company skipping E3 is probably due to the fact that it has nothing new to show. PS4 is reaching the end of its life cycle and Sony has been showing the same games for a past couple of E3 conferences.
Sony still has a few exclusives to release on PS4 including The Last of Us Part 2, Ghost of Tsushima, Death Stranding, and Days Gone. However, these aren’t the only exclusives to release on PS4.
According to a report, Sony still has one more PS4 exclusive to announce. The leak suggests it will be a proper PS4 exclusive title and won’t be a PSVR game. One possibility could be a game from The Last Guardian dev, Fumito Ueda.
Sony has confirmed it is working on PlayStation 5. Not only that, the company teased PlayStation 5 reveal for 2019 through its PlayStation Holiday Theme. Sony including a reference to its next-gen console in PlayStation Holiday Theme doesn’t seem like a coincidence.
This falls in inline with AMD’s confirmation that both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett will launch in 2020. According to AMD CEO, Lisa Su, the company expects “significant growth” in its APU sector starting 2020.
While this isn’t much to go on but, both Microsoft and Sony use AMD APUs for their consoles. This indicates that PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett will continue to use AMD APUs.
Not only that, a rumor is making rounds on the internet that PlayStation 5 uses an 8-core AMD Ryzen CPU. The report suggests PlayStation 5 is a solid 4K/60 FPS console and developers already have dev kits.
However, this is not the only rumor making rounds on the internet regarding PS5. According to another leak, PS5 will feature AMD Navi graphics architecture and interestingly, Navi architecture is exclusive to PlayStation 5.