PlayStation Worldwide Studios Chairman Shawn Layden has confirmed in this week’s PlayStation Blogcast that PSX 2018 is not happening.
“For 2018,” said Layden, ” I know this is going to be a disappointment to some people, but we decided to not hold PlayStation Experience this year.”
“We wouldn’t have enough to bring people all together in some location in North America to have that event. We don’t want to set expectation really high and then not deliver on that. It was a hard decision, but we have determined that this year we will not hold PlayStation Experience.”
Last year’s PlayStation Experience was not as packed with announcements and news as previous years, which disappointed some fans. Years like 2016 saw the announcement of both The Last of Us Part 2 and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, new entries in two of Sony’s flagship franchises.
Layden also mentioned PlayStation’s increased use of the PlayStation Blog and social media channels to convey announcements, and we’ve seen PlayStation break some pretty big news in that fashion this year, with blog posts revealing the release dates for God of War and Detroit: Become Human, and the PlayStation Classic debut came largely via social media outlets.
Unfortunately, this does raise some questions about the changing of PSN names. At PSX 2017, Layden told Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller that, in regards to name changes, “I hope we’ll see events occur so that you don’t have th ask me that question next PSX.”
At least they’ve got more time to work on that now.