Sony To Try A Different Format For This Year’s E3 – Insider

Industry Insider Shinobi602 has been quite reliable with his leaks recently and he had something interesting to share on Twitter regarding Sony’s upcoming E3.

According to Shinobi, Sony is going to try a different format for their upcoming E3 stage conference.

Expect a somewhat different format from previous years. #sony#E3

When various users asked him if this means good or bad news? He said that it is better in his opinion.

Still on stage, but I think it’s better.

Don’t be, it’ll still be great.

Shinobi later clarified his tweet that he didn’t mean a digital event like Nintendo Direct but a different format for the E3 stage conference.

Just to be clear, I don’t mean some kind of “Sony Direct”, still a stage conference guys.

Microsoft also talked about trying something different for this year’s E3. Phil Spencer put a huge emphasis on catering to the hardcore gamers and showing more games. Meanwhile, Nintendo is also trying a different approach this time around with a digital event instead of another Nintendo Direct like last year.

Sony’s E3 stage conference is scheduled for Monday 9th June at 18:00 PM PST – 1:00 AM GMT.

What exactly he means by a “different format”? I guess we will find it out soon enough. You can share your theories with us in the comments below.

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  • You are flat out wrong

    It’ll be as genuine as the laughter we all expressed at the Xbone launch event.

  • Virdin Barzey

    Who cares about format. We are in it for the games. Give us the exclusive AAA games we expect for a console of this caliber. No fluff.

  • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

    I know what it is, they are going to destroy Microsoft slowly this year instead of quickly like they did last year.

  • Live stream from japanese game studios?

  • Guest

    This is going to fail so hard. No Fat Jack Tretton and $0N¥ not even being in the Brandz Top100 and Vita being dead. PauperStation is the epic fail pauperbrand now.

    • seedaripper1973

      When are you ever going to piss off, you fucking prick.

  • ps4lol

    My bet is they’re adding audience or livestream chat/tweet participation.

    • It’ll probably be as genuine the laughter at their PS4 launch event in Japan.

      • ps4lol

        And this is why you’re a dumb, gigantic blind fanboy hypocrite.


  • andy

    Phil Spencer said the exact same thing this time last year and it didn’t mean a thing back then either. Where are all the articles of the bOne year anniversary of the worse console reveal in history??? Can’t believe everybody missed that.

  • I love how every one of these leak-tweet stories starts by pointing out how reliable the leaker is (lately).

  • MrSec84 .

    Probably something to do with their delivery.
    Section off parts of the conference into say PS3, with any announcements for games, then Vita, show it’s being supported with AAA exclusives, finally make most of the conference about PS4 & it’s games.

    Have as few marketing figure heads on stage as possible, just a guy per console, introducing it & segueing into the games that are coming.
    Of course numbers, features & services could be talked about, but I think the best thing would be to focus at least 95% of the time on the games.

    PS4 should be the core focus, with a decent amount of time for Vita & a little about PS3 to show it’s not been forgotten.

    IMO the only 3rd party stuff should be about exclusives, but if the partnerships have to be mentioned give only a small amount of time & direct people to Sony’s website to get more information.

    Morpheus should be left until the year it’s launching, I think Sony even stated that they had there event earlier this year to get it out of the way, so it doesn’t have to take up too much time at E3.
    Maybe a small mention that development’s going well, but just put it in there with any features & service stuff that is coming in the future.

  • John Joe Silver

    u got the GMT time wrong it’s 1am not 11am

  • ObsessedGeorge

    Maybe Sony has been all silent about The Last Guardian because they wanted Trico to grow before presenting him to us live! That’s the different format! A living breathing griffin! IT’S HAPPENING!!!

    • jnemesh

      Yup, I hear it will be announced right after the PS4 version of Half-Life 3!

    • Mozef Kaddas

      Amen to The Last Guardian Amen The Last Guardian.