Shawn Layden on Sony’s Low Profile: ‘See You in the New Year’

Last night at the Game Awards 2018 was a stellar night for many gaming entities, including this console generation’s juggernaut, Sony. With their console exclusive, PlayStation 4’s God of War, taking multiple awards including the title ‘Game of the Year’, you would think the presence of the Japanese gaming giant would be felt more; but overall the company kept quite a low profile.

While Sony Interactive Entertainment chairman and metaphoric ‘face’ of PlayStation, Shawn Layden opened the show along sing Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé and Microsoft VP Phil Spencer in a historic moment, Layden was rarely seen moving forward. Both Nintendo and Xbox had one on one moments during the event, with each of their respective presidents talking to show creator Geoff Keighley in their own segments; yet PlayStation was seemingly missing from that trend. When the issue was raised in a tweet by streamer ‘Stormthebard’, Layden responded saying  ‘See you in the new year’.

While nothing has been confirmed by Sony or the PlayStation team specifically on what fans should suspect, Bonus Accessory reported a rumor a few weeks ago on what possible plans for the company could be, including a possible mid-2019 reveal event for the inevitable PlayStation 5. Those rumors came on the heels of Sony announcing PlayStation wouldn’t be present at the upcoming E3 2019 Expo for the first time in its 24 year history.

It’s hard to stay what Sony has cooking for the upcoming year, but from the current trend of the company and how it seems to be positioning itself for a next generation jump, 2019 may be quite the year for fans of the blue brand.

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Author: Travis White

Editor-In-Chief & Creator of Bonus Accessory. When not publishing on Bonus Accessory, Travis also host the Game Pass Gamecast podcast, centered around Xbox & PC gaming. He also knows that Ubisoft will eventually make another mainline Splinter Cell title (may not be until he's 50, but hey, he'll take it).

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