Sony will not be hosting a press conference at this year's Gamescom, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has confirmed to

Instead, it will be holding an "international media 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," SCEE said in a statement provided to

"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. We are excited about our plans and look forward to sharing some exciting announcements. We will share more information closer to the time."

The decision marks the first time Sony has chosen not to hold a press conference at Gamescom since the event's debut in 2009.

It used last year's event to unveil the PS4 versions of Until Dawn, Tearaway Unfolded and Michel Ancel's survival game WiLD, and reveal the first details on PS4's 2.0 system update.

It also launched its own event, PlayStation Experience, in December last year, where it made other major announcements.

Gamescom 2015 begins on August 5th, one week earlier than last year's show. E3, meanwhile, gets underway in just over one month's time.

Source: SCEE

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