Will PlayStation return to the trade fair? Sony announces decision

This year's Gamescom will open its doors in just under two months. After PlayStation's possible return to the trade fair was a question mark, Sony Interactive Entertainment Deutschland GmbH today answered the question of whether an appearance at Gamescom is planned.

After Summer Games Fest 2024 This month, the next important trade fair for the video game industry is approaching with great strides. We are, of course, talking about the Gamescom2024which, like its predecessors, traditionally takes place in August.


Until now, there was a big question mark over a possible return of Sony or PlayStation to the most important European games fair. But now there is certainty. As Sony Interactive Entertainment Deutschland GmbH confirmed in a short statement, there are no plans for a separate PlayStation stand this year either.

“Sony Interactive currently has no plans to exhibit at Gamescom 2024,” it says succinctly, just like last year.

These publishers are taking part

With Sony and PlayStation, the second largest in the industry is cancelling. Back in April, Nintendo announced that it would not have its own stand at Gamescom 2024 this year. to renounceOf course, Sony's cancellation does not mean that you won't be able to play upcoming PS5 blockbusters at Gamescom 2024.


Here, the focus is simply shifting to other major publishers who will be presenting their PS5 titles at Gamescom 2024. For example, Ubisoft, Bandai Namco Entertainment, THQ Nordic and Capcom will be present at Gamescom this year. More studios are expected to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

It is currently unclear whether Xbox will be part of the game this year. However, since Microsoft has been one of the largest multiplatform publishers since the takeover of Activision Blizzard, experts assume that confirmation is only a matter of time.

PlayStation at Opening Night Live 2024?

As our colleagues from Games industry Note that Sony's cancellation today does not necessarily mean that PlayStation will stay away from the show entirely. Instead, Sony could plan smaller sponsorships at Gamescom 20204 in order to gain the right to make announcements or reveals at Opening Night Live 2024.

This year, Gamescom will take place from August 21 to 25, 2024. As the trade fair announced in April, those responsible learned from the criticism of Gamescom 2023 and issued stricter guidelines for influencers and YouTubers who want to be accredited for Gamescom 2024.

Further details on the regulations can be found here.

More news about Gamescom 2024.

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