The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Does E3 need PlayStation?In this special episode, we share our thoughts on the potential fallout of Sony’s decision to skip the year’s biggest games showcaseGamesIndustry StaffTuesday 14th January 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleGI PodcastSony Interactive EntertainmentRebekah, Chris and Brendan come together for a special edition of the podcast, discussing this week’s biggest news: Sony will not be attending E3 for the second year in a row.While the platform holder has other plans to get the PlayStation 5 in front of the masses ahead of its launch this Christmas, including attendance at “hundreds” of other consumers events throughout the year, we ponder some of the reasons the company has opted out of the industry’s biggest annual showcase.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games We also discuss why so many major publishers, such as EA, have diminished or removed their E3 presence over the past few years, and speculate as to how the ESA can transform the event in a way that wins them back.This is an additional podcast to our usual weekly show. Our latest breakdown of key news stories — including whether Nintendo needs to launch Switch Pro this year, how Pokémon Sword and Shield’s Expansion Pass is the right direction for the series, and why Battlestate Games has not put playable women in Escape From Tarkov — is available to download here.You can listen to our latest episode below, subscribe to our RSS feed, or download the file directly here. It is also available via Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Overcast, Player FM, TuneIn and other widely-used podcast platforms.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesPodcast: IO’s independence, with Hakan Abrak | GI Live OnlineHitman studio’s CEO on the journey to self-publishing and achieving the vision for the World of Assassination trilogyBy GamesIndustry Staff 4 days agoSony’s cross-play deal seems a smart solution to a complex problem | OpinionThe royalty Sony and Epic agreed to open up cross-play on PlayStation has caused anger – but it’s a nuanced response to the growing complexity of the industry’s revenue modelsBy Rob Fahey 5 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.