As we expected, there’ll be no PlayStation Experience this year as Sony prepares itself for a mammoth 2019. Speaking on the latest episode of the PlayStation Blogcast podcast, bigwig Shawn Layden said that the company’s looking forward to 2019 with games like Dreams and Days Gone, but it “doesn’t have enough to bring people together in North America to have that event”.
Perhaps recognising some of the negative feedback from last year’s event, he concluded: “We don’t want to set expectations really high and then not deliver on it.” Of course it doesn’t necessarily mean we won’t end the year with big PlayStation news: there are still The Game Awards, for example, if it wants to put out some new trailers and announce some release dates.
At this point, we feel like Sony is in full PlayStation 5 mode. There are some huge games on the horizon like The Last of Us: Part II and Ghost of Tsushima, but it’s becoming clear that the company’s holding back until it’s ready to talk about its new console. And to be honest, that’s fine by us – we’ll be here when it’s ready to show us what it’s been working on.