2022 has been an interesting year for gaming. Once considered one of the busiest years on record, 2022 has gradually become more of a standard year for the industry, with many major titles pushed back to 2023. Because of this or not, a number of publishers have announced that they will not be attending Gamescom this year, including PlayStation.
In a statement to German site Games Wirtschaft ( reported by Gamesindustry.biz ), Sony said the console maker has no plans to attend Gamescom this year. What’s more, they also confirmed that PlayStation will not be appearing at Geoff Keighley’s Gamescom “Opening Night Live” showcase.
PlayStation is just the latest in a string of publishers to announce their presence – or absence – at Gamescom this year. Nintendo, Activision-Blizzard and Take-Two have previously said they will not attend. In fact, so far the only publishers that have confirmed their presence are Bandai Namco and Embracer Group, although more will no doubt be announced in due course.
However, it seems that Gamescom’s first year as a post-COVID-19 physical event will be much smaller in scale compared to previous years – though given the fact that Gamescom hosted nearly 400,000 attendees at its peak, that’s possible. for the better, this year remains smaller in scale. Gamescom 2022 will take place from 24 to 28 August 2022.