Sony won't be making any first-party announcements during this year's Gamescom Opening Night Live showcase as the company confirms it'll be skipping the event along with the convention itself. The event is hosted by Geoff Keighley, who most recently managed to snag the exclusive on The Last of Us: Part I reveal at Summer Game Fest.
In the past, Sony has almost always had at least one big piece of news to share at the Gamescom show. Both Horizon Forbidden West and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart received release dates in previous showcases, and Death Stranding was also shown off in-depth back in 2019. This year's event will mark the first time the hardware manufacturer has dropped its support entirely.
Still, that doesn't mean there won't be any PS5, PS4 games whatsoever. There will still be announcements and pieces of news from third-party publishers for us to focus on. As for a God of War Ragnarok release date, however, you'll need to look elsewhere. A Sony event, perhaps? All eyes are on Jim Ryan and co.
Sony joins Nintendo and Activision in skipping this year's show, but both Bandai Namco and the Embracer Group have committed to taking part. Maybe the latter will have a Tomb Raider remaster already ready to go, or something?