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No PlayStation Experience this year

"We wouldn't have enough" to meet expectations for the event, Sony Worldwide Studios Chairman Shawn Layden explains

There will be no PlayStation Experience this year. Sony Worldwide Studios Chairman Shawn Layden confirmed the news in an appearance on the PlayStation Blogcast today, saying the annual fan-focused showcase would not be held this year.

"The reasons behind that really are we have a lot of progress we're making in our games and we're seeing that coming out," Layden began. "Now that we have Spider-Man out the door, we're looking down in 2019 to games like Dreams and Days Gone. But 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 expectations really high and then not deliver on it. It was a hard decision, but we have determined this year we will not hold PlayStation Experience."

Sony has been holding the PlayStation Experience in December of each year since 2014. It also ran a Southeast Asian PlayStation Experience event in Malaysia in 2017, and followed that with another in Thailand last month.

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