Sony Interactive Entertainment’s annual PlayStation Experience event is one of the biggest gatherings of the year. PlayStation Experience 2018 happened recently in Bangkok, Thailand showcasing some amazing games like the upcoming Resident Evil 2: Remake and Marvel’s Spider-Man. However, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Worldwide Studios’ head, Shawn Layden, has officially announced that there will be no PSX this year in the Americas during a blogcast earlier this week.
According to Layden:
“We won’t have it in the States this year. The reasons behind that really are we don’t have…we have a lot of progress that we’re making on our games…Now that we have Spider-Man out the door, we’re looking down into 2019 games like Dreams and Days Gone.
But we wouldn’t have enough to bring people all together in some location North America to have that event. We don’t want to set expectations really high and then not deliver on that. It was a hard decision, but we have determined that this year we will not hold PlayStation Experience.
Part of our commitment is that going forward we’re going to amp that up, we’re going to crank [those] communications [up]…and find more ways to get our message out and get a view into what our activities are and what our hopes and dreams are, if you will, for PlayStation and for Worldwide Studios.”
Apparently, Layden wants to make sure when they do showcases and events like these, there is new stuff to announce and present. This means we there isn’t any new games to announce just yet and there’s a likely chance that Sony is preparing its transition slowly for their next-generation PlayStation, who knows?