For the past four years, Sony has held a PlayStation Experience event in the US in December. PSX, as it's known, has been used for video game announcements, big gameplay reveals and, for attendees, has acted as a festival of all things PlayStation.
This year, it's not happening, Sony has confirmed.
Speaking on episode 308 of the PlayStation Blogcast, Sony's own PlayStation podcast, Sony Interactive Entertainment boss and Worldwide Studios chairman Shawn Layden said the decision was made because the company wouldn't have brought enough new upcoming games to the show to make it worthwhile.
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Sony readily admits that its biggest reveals of 2017 have already been shown at this year's E3 and Paris Games Week, but it does promise "a few stocking stuffers" during PSX's opening event. These will apparently include "candid" discussions with developers, updates on key titles, and special announcements.
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