PlayStation won't be attending Gamescom, but we can guess why

PlayStation won't be attending Gamescom, but we can guess why

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Gamescom is backmost successful Germany successful 2 months but if you're hoping to spot immoderate large PlayStation reveals, we've got atrocious news.

Despite being its archetypal in-person amusement since the Covid-19 pandemic began, Sony has announced it won't beryllium attending Gamescom 2022 this August. That's according to German publication Games Wirtschaft (opens successful caller tab), who confirmed the company's non-attendance. As such, don't expect immoderate large reveals for PlayStation VR 2 oregon God of War Ragnarok.

Gamescom's organizers person claimed 250 companies are appearing this twelvemonth and portion we don't person the afloat database yet, Sony's not unsocial successful this non-attendance. Activision Blizzard, Take-Two Interactive, and Nintendo person each antecedently confirmed they won't beryllium appearing. However, we tin expect to spot THQ Nordic, Koch Media, and Bandai Namco.

Gamescom 2022 takes spot betwixt August 24-28 successful Cologne, but this isn't an wholly in-person event. Similar to past year, proceedings footwear disconnected connected August 23 with the Gamescom Opening Night Live showcase, hosted by Summer Game Fest creator Geoff Keighley. So we whitethorn inactive spot updates connected Modern Warfare 2, Marvel's Spider-man 2, and, who knows (probably not, though) GTA 6

No show? No problem

Sony backing retired of Gamescom 2022 shouldn't beryllium wholly astonishing to PlayStation fans. The publisher's been marching astatine its ain gait since exiting E3 2019 and since then, it's focused connected its ain online presentations, similar State of Play and past year's PlayStation Showcase

Usually, large announcements are reserved for specified presentations. Take the most caller State of Play showcase, for example, which chiefly focused connected third-party publishers. Alongside the archetypal PlayStation VR 2 gameplay, Resident Evil 4 Remake was confirmed, and we got our archetypal existent look astatine Street Fighter 6, and a caller trailer for Final Fantasy 16

There are exceptions, of course. Capping disconnected Summer Game Fest 2 weeks ago, Sony yet confirmed that The Last of Us is getting remade for PC and PS5, truthful determination is flexibility to approach. Usually though, erstwhile it comes to large events, Sony's doing conscionable good connected its own. 

Henry Stockdale

Henry is simply a freelance writer based successful Bournemouth, United Kingdom. When he's not wandering successful VR or burning done his RPG backlog, he's astir apt readying his adjacent D&D session.