After E3 and Gamescom, Sony skips the Tokyo Game Show opportunity as well.
Sony’s approach has noticeably changed, and it was first seen when they cancelled the 2018 PlayStation Experience. They want to provide information in a more direct format to the fans. While Sony will be out at the Tokyo Game Show, they will not host a conference. Instead, they will have a stage event called PlayStation presents Live Show. Here, they will provide deep dives into a few games to those who attend Tokyo Game Show between September 12 and 15, including Nioh 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and Final Fantasy VII Remake. (Regarding CoD, we’ll have to explain that the console manufacturers themselves publishing the games in Japan – previously, Square Enix was the publisher over there!)
Sony’s strategy has shifted over to give us details about their upcoming games (which is why Death Stranding will have a big display at the Tokyo Game Show, plus it will have 80 minutes of gameplay, and it will also have some stage event, with Kojima already planning his next project…), plus we can also say that The Last of Us Part II will get a media event on September 24. We don’t know what we can expect there regarding Naughty Dog’s next game, but we’ll learn more about it, and maybe even hear when it launches. (If it will be in May, then it would also likely confirm that it would be on the next-gen PlayStation and that Sony would showcase the PlayStation 5’s skills with this game.)
Let’s hope we’ll hear more from Sucker Punch soon – their PlayStation 4-exclusive, Ghost of Tsushima also looks promising. Perhaps we’ll see more of it during the next State of Play broadcast, which is Sony’s take on Nintendo’s Nintendo Direct.