PSX is not on this year, Sony announces

PSX is not on this year, Sony announces
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PlayStation Experience, Sony's annual PlayStation showcase, will not be happening this year.

The news comes by way of the PlayStation Blogcast, where worldwide studio head Shawn Layden said, '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 North America to have that event.'

Layden explained that the reason for not hosting the event this year came down to managing expectations. 'We don't want to set expectations really high and then not deliver on that,' he said. 'It was a hard decision, but we have determined that this year we will not hold PlayStation Experience.'

Sony's showing at this year's E3 was a more slimline presentation than we have become accustomed to as well; the company focussed its attention on exclusives like Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima, and The Last of Us: Part II.

With the recent success of Spider-Man, coming as it did hot on the heels of God of War, the company is well within its rights to wind down and focus on delivering the likes of Dreams and Days Gone – both scheduled for release in 2019.