There's no doubt that E3 gets the most hype when it comes to gaming conventions, but we've always preferred the slightly more subtle approach at Gamescom. Over the years, Sony's used the German convention as a base for some of its more out-there announcements; the likes of WiLD, Until Dawn, and RIME all debuted at the European show. This year, however, the platform holder won't be holding a press conference.
"We're delighted to announce that we will be hosting an international media briefing at Paris Games Week on 27th October," a Sony spokesperson told Videogamer.com. "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."
The organisation concluded that it "looks forward to sharing some exciting announcements" in France, and that it will "share more information closer to the time". To be fair, Gamescom is scheduled to take place from 5th August, so there'll be little more than a month between E3 and the Cologne convention. Exactly what this will mean for PlayStation Experience, which took place in early December last year, remains to be seen.