Sony Interactive Entertainment will not be holding a PlayStation Experience in 2018 in North America. Shawn Layden, Chairman of SIE Worldwide Studios, went onto PlayStation Blog podcast to announce the news.
Starting at 6:31, Layden spoke with PlayStation social media director Sid Shuman about the decision to not holding PlayStation Experience 2018.
Shawn Layden: For 2018 [um], I know this is going to be a disappointment to some people but we decided to not to hold the PlayStation Experience this year.
Sid Shuman: I see. [Mmmhmm]
SL: Won’t have it in the states this year. [Um] The reason behind that really are [um] we don’t have… We have a lot of progress that we are making in our games and we are seeing that are coming out and…
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… altogether in some location in North America to have that event. We [um] don’t want to set expectations really high and then not deliver on it.
So [um] we made… It was a hard decision but we have to determine this year not to hold PlayStation Experience.
The first PlayStation Experience in North America was held in December 2014 in Las Vegas, NV to celebrate 20 years of PlayStation. Afterwards, the PlayStation Experience was moved to California in 2015 in San Francisco, and in 2016 and 2017 in Anaheim.