Gamecom is the next biggest game’s expo after E3, so it’s strange that Microsoft and Nintendo have declined to attend this year. However, Sony and most games publishers will be attending as usual, according to Joystiq. The expo attracted over over 275,000 attendees last year, so it’s a big opportunity for console makers to show off upcoming games.
While Sony didn’t make an official announcement, organizers of Gamescom, Koelnmesse, confirmed Sony’s attendance this year, saying:
“Yeah Sony is coming, even though there was a strange article that question marked it a week ago… but they are coming for sure!”
This year’s gamescon will be held from 15th – 19th August, with the expo open to the public from 16th – 19th August.