PlayStation Experience 2018: No PSX This Year, Says Sony

Sorry PlayStation fans, there will be no PlayStation Experience this year. The PS4-centric show has dominated December gaming news as the final major press event on the calendar for the past few years, but Sony Worldwide Studios Chairman Shawn Layden says this year will not continue the recent tradition.

"For 2018, I know this is going to be a disappointment for some people, but we will not hold a PlayStation Experience this year," Layden said on the most recent episode of the PlayStation Blogcast. Layden's comments can be heard on PlayStation.com at around the 11-minute mark.

Layden explained Sony came to the decision because there really wasn't much reason to host a show this year. "The reasons behind that are, we have a lot of progress that we're making on our games. Now that we have Spider-Man out the door, we're looking to 2019. We have 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," he said. "We don't want to set our expectations high and not deliver on them."

Layden said the decision wasn't an easy one, but thinks it's the right one for fans. He spoke highly of PlayStation Experience and its ability to reach out to fans with news and updates on upcoming games. It's likely we'll see another PlayStation Experience event at some point in the future.

With no PSX in 2018, this means we shouldn't expect to hear any updates on major Sony titles currently in development, including The Last of Us 2 and Death Stranding, until next year. Unless Sony hosts its own event earlier in the year, expect these games to dominate E3 2019.

Later in the podcast, Layden talks about the introduction of cross-platform play making its way to PS4 via Fortnite. While he is excited those on Twitter will stop requesting the feature, he didn't comment on any other games that may include cross-platform support in the future. Sony is treating Fortnite as a beta test to see how cross-platform play works within the PS4 environment before making any moves to allow other games in on the fun.

So what do you think? Are you sad to hear there will be no PlayStation Experience this December? Let us know in the comments below.

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