“Some are now much earlier, others much later…
Niko Partners’ Daniel Ahmad claimed on Sunday that the removal of E3 from this year’s industry calendar has led to platform holders moving many planned announcements outside of the show’s June 9-11 dates.
“Some are now much earlier, others much later,” he said. “The first proper next-gen console/games showcase is much earlier too.”
One person with knowledge of Sony’s plans told VGC that the company was recently planning to hold its significant PlayStation 5 reveal in May.
However, the firm has recently seen the COVID-19 pandemic disrupt its plans, including the release of The Last of Us 2, and so it’s unclear whether it will go ahead with its original marketing plans.
It’s also been claimed Microsoft is planning reveals for May, in addition to a digital E3 showcase, which matches with what VGC has been told.