Sony will not host a press conference at this year’s Gamescom.
GameSpot reports that the platform holder will instead host a press briefing at Paris Games Week in October.
We’re delighted to announce that we will be hosting an international media briefing at Paris Games Week on 27th October,” the company said.
With the changes this year of E3 taking place a week later and Gamescom taking place earlier, we feel that both PlayStation and the wider industry would benefit from a major news milestone later in the year, during the most important period for gaming."
Sony has previously used its Gamescom conferences to make a number of announcements including the PS4 release date, the PS3 Slim, 2013’s Vita price drop, SharePlay, Vita Cross-Buy, PSP Minis and both Gran Turismo 5 and 6’s release date.
Gamescom will this year kick off on August 5th, the earliest it has ever taken place. E3, meanwhile, kicks off on June 16th, which is a little later than some years.