Sony has reportedly confirmed that it will not take part in Gamescom this year. The annual gaming event in Cologne, Germany tends to take place in late summer, and is scheduled to begin on August 23. The absence of PlayStation joins a list of publishers, including Nintendo, Activision Blizzard, and Take-Two Interactive that have all announced they won’t attend the show.
Sony Interactive confirmed its plans to the German site Games Wirtschaft. The article, as translated by Google, notes that this also means PlayStation won’t be showing anything at Geoff Keighley’s Gamescom: Opening Night Live, since participation in that showcase is linked to a presence at the physical show. That makes it a mystery when we’ll see more of God of War Ragnarok, though it’s reportedly on-track for release this year.
Sony is usually one of the largest exhibitors at Gamescom, and historically has won awards and been used for showcasing third-party games. So far GamesCom organizers have not released an exhibitor list, but the entire exhibition center and all of its connected halls have been reserved for use.
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