In a statement released to gameswirtschaft, PlayStation has confirmed they will not be present at this year’s Gamescom, scheduled to take place from August 24 to 28. The platform holder and publisher are the latest to confirm their absence at the event, following Nintendo, Activision, and Take-Two Interactive.
PlayStation has typically been a fixture at Gamescom but it appears their absence from events such as Gamescom and E3 has all but solidified the company’s move away from annual videogame trade fairs and shows. Save for Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest and The Game Awards, PlayStation has chosen to reserve new announcements and updates for State of Play and other such showcases.
Xbox were present at last year’s Gamescom and put up quite a show with a slew of great first-party announcements alongside third-party showcases.
PlayStation Will Not be Present at Gamescom 2022
PlayStation held a State of Play event earlier this month and focused on upcoming PS VR2 titles – however, there are rumours of another State of Play scheduled for towards the end of June. There are a number of hotly-anticipated first-party titles that fans would love to hear more about, including Santa Monica Studios’ God of War Ragnarok.
While SIE is sitting this one out, it remains to be seen if Xbox chooses to appear at Gamescom 2022, as the platform holder and publisher has been fairly active throughout the Summer. Xbox were present at this year’s Summer Game Fest with a Games Showcase along with Bethesda – and there are still a number of great titles primed for more announcements and trailers.
Upcoming projects from Xbox such as Ninja Theory’s Hellblade II are prime candidates for new gameplay reveal or announcement, but it appears the publisher is currently not ready to reveal more. This Summer has been, so far, rather eventful for gaming fans and there are still potentially plenty of more announcements and trailers to come.