E3 2023 will be a physical event for the first time in four years, and although it was expected to be a key return for some companies, everything seems to indicate that they do not agree.
According to one IGN “exclusive”the gaming media outlet has been informed by “multiple informed sources” that Nintendo, Sony, and Xbox won’t be joining in on the E3 2023 fun and won’t have a “presence” at the show either. floor in the Los Angeles Convention Center.
While it’s no surprise that Nintendo doesn’t host an exhibit at the event, as noted in the report, the Japanese company has traditionally maintained a booth at E3 year after year.
The article goes on to mention how PlayStation originally dropped out of the event in 2019 due to “reported disagreements” with the ESA and Xbox this year already announced its own summer showcase and will reportedly not have a booth at this year’s event.
ReedPop gave IGN a statement about their report, suggesting that negotiations are ongoing with “many of the biggest companies in the industry”:
E3 is such an important event for the video game industry and being entrusted with a major cultural touchstone is not a responsibility ReedPop takes lightly. Since ReedPop took over the contract to run E3 six months ago, we’ve worked diligently with ESA members based on your feedback to create a new type of E3 that supports your goals and needs.
This process has taken time due to the sheer number of stakeholders offering input, although we do appreciate that we could have been more transparent with the questions for which we were still finalizing answers. We continue to work tirelessly to create a show that unites the global gaming industry. We believe we have created a new format for the event that meets the needs of both the industry and its fans, and we are committed to building and growing it for years to come.
As we spent much of 2022 refining how E3 2023 would take shape, reflecting on the feedback we solicited, we didn’t send a single contract to an exhibitor until earlier this month. We’ve received a tremendous amount of interest and verbal commitments from many of the largest companies in the industry, and when we’re ready to announce the exhibitors, we’re confident it will be a lineup that will make the trip to Los Angeles worthwhile. industry and consumers alike.