Earlier in the month, Nintendo issued a statement to German publication Games Wirtschaft, spotted and translated by VideoGamesChronicle, that they will be skipping the event this year. “Gamescom is a key event in Nintendo’s calendar of events,” the statement reads. “This year, however, after careful consideration, we have decided against participating in Cologne."
Today, Sony spoke to the same publication to confirm they will also not be attending. The article also mentions that Activision Blizzard, Take-Two Interactive and Wargaming would not be coming this year.