Apparently Microsoft won’t be the only console manufacturer to skip hosting a conference at Gamescom in Cologne this year. Sony Interactive Entertainment won’t have a press briefing as well, as mentioned by the French Website JeuxVideo.
The folks at JeuxVideo inquired with PlayStation France, that confirmed the absence of a press conference.
That said, the house of PlayStation will still have a booth. At the moment it’s unknown whether their next press conference for Europe will be hosted at Paris Games Week like last year.