New reports reveal that Sony, Nintendo, and Xbox will not be joining the upcoming E3 2023 at Los Angeles Convention Center in June 2023.
IGN has recently reported that the three major big gaming companies will not be joining the upcoming E3 2023 in June 2023. According to their sources, these three will not have a presence on the showfloor at all.
The announcement last week by Xbox during the Developer_Direct about returning to Los Angeles for its annual summer showcase might have just confirmed Microsoft’s plans. With this new report, the game company could be having its own showcase instead of joining E3 2023.
Representatives from all three companies and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) have not made any comments to confirm or deny this report. ReedPop, the producers of E3, has recently released a new statement provided to IGN:
E3 is such a significant event for the game industry and being entrusted with an important cultural touchstone is not a responsibility ReedPop takes lightly. Since ReedPop took on the contract to run E3 six months ago, we’ve worked diligently with ESA members based on their feedback to create a new type of E3 that supports their goals and needs.
This process has taken time due to the tremendous amount of stakeholders offering input, though we appreciate that we could have been more transparent to questions for which we were still finalizing the answers. We continue to work tirelessly to create a show that brings together the global gaming industry. We believe we’ve created a new format for the event that serves the needs of both the industry and its fans, and are committed to building and growing it in the coming years.
As we spent much of 2022 refining how E3 2023 would take shape, reflecting on the feedback we solicited, we did not send a single contract to an exhibitor until the start of this month. We have received a tremendous amount of interest and verbal commitments from many of the biggest companies in the industry, and when we are ready to announce the exhibitors we are confident it will be a lineup that will make the trip to Los Angeles well worth it for the industry and consumers alike.
E3 2023 will be held from June 13 to 16 at the LA Convention Center.