To be more specific, Microsoft is allegedly paying publishers to not show any PS4 versions of their multiplatform titles.
I mentioned the other day that I was hearing rumors of Microsoft throwing around a considerable amount of money to have publishers only show games on the Xbox One during E3. Most people dismissed my admittedly flakey news as 'that's what always happens.'
I've talked to more people since then though and this isn't the usual jostling for publishers on stage that happens at E3. Microsoft is throwing BIG money around to reverse course on idea that they aren't a games console.
I don't feel bad for Sony because business is business. I'm sure they will find a way to have a decent show... or they will have to recover afterwards. That's not really my concern.
Now, there's no need to take my word on this if you don't want to. But do keep an eye on E3 next week. With them buying up everything in sight and now potentially cutting an open roundtable out(to assumedly talk one on one with friendly press) and word that finding multiplat games on the ps4 on the show floor will be much harder than anticipated.... just keep an eye on it. Maybe my sources are wrong. But I feel confident enough in this info to share it.
I'm not saying to jump to conclusions. I'm just saying it may be something to keep an eye on.
Just a rumor at this point, but if you hear a lot of "we're not talking about other platforms right now" nonsense from 3rd party publishers at E3, or you don't see very many non-exclusive titles that are running on PS4 hardware, this might be why.