Sony Interactive Leisure opting to not formally attend or current at E3 2019 was such a shock, that the PlayStation neighborhood continues to be speaking about it. Properly, Sony Interactive Leisure head Shawn Layden has added extra gas to that fireplace, with some fascinating feedback on the enduring occasion throughout a latest interview with CNET. In the course of the interview, Layden says some issues about E3 that many people have already been considering, but additionally utilized some actual world context.
Based on Layden, “the world has modified, however E3 hasn’t essentially modified with it.” What does that imply? From Layden’s perspective, as he explains within the interview, E3 has lengthy served two major audiences: retailers and journalists. Within the days earlier than the web, journalists had been a direct connection to customers, and E3 was additionally how publishers straight related to retailers.
Immediately, neither of these connections perform as they used to. Journalism, such because the work we do at PlayStation Life-style, exists on extra of a 24/7 foundation, as info is continually flowing and sometimes immediately accessible. In the meantime, as Layden gives, the standard E3 June is just far too late within the 12 months for retailers to search out it helpful. Layden cited “Vacation spot PlayStation,” a Sony occasion that’s targeted on retailers and different companions, which takes place in February. That is the kind of lead time corporations want with retailers now, to begin planning for the vacation season.
Later within the interview, Layden suggests E3 would possibly must pivot to being extra of a comic book con-like expertise, with a give attention to followers, and fan entry to devs by means of occasions like panels. In fact, E3 has already began that transfer, opening the doorways to followers in rising capability over the previous couple years.