E3 2023 has been canceled

Written by Jeff Lampkin

Microsoft, Nintendo, Ubisoft and different main gamers within the recreation business have all confirmed that they might don’t have any presence on the E3 2023 present ground. Now the occasion itself will not occur in any respect.

In accordance with IGN, the Leisure Software program Affiliation has begun notifying members that whereas the present “stays a beloved occasion and model,” the plans for E3 2023 “merely didn’t garner the sustained curiosity essential to execute it in a approach that may showcase the scale, power and affect our business.” 

The ESA has additionally printed an announcement from ReedPop’s International VP of Gaming, Kyle Marsden-Kish:

This was a troublesome resolution due to all the hassle we and our companions put towards making this occasion occur, however we needed to do what’s proper for the business and what’s proper for E3. We recognize and perceive that firms wouldn’t have playable demos prepared and that resourcing challenges made being at E3 this summer time an impediment they couldn’t overcome. For individuals who did decide to E3 2023, we’re sorry we will’t placed on the showcase you deserve and that you simply’ve come to anticipate from ReedPop’s occasion experiences.

The occasion was imagined to run from June thirteenth to sixteenth in Los Angeles, and would have been the primary in-person E3 occasion since 2019.

Whereas the occasion could also be cancelled, there’ll doubtless nonetheless be loads of online game information to look ahead to in June: Ubisoft beforehand introduced that it might be internet hosting its personal occasion across the identical time, and Nintendo and PlayStation usually run digital occasions of their very own in June. Microsoft beforehand pledged to be a part of E3’s digital present, and should still have bulletins despite the dearth of an E3 occasion itself. And, in fact, there’s all the time Geoff Keighley’s Summer time Sport Fest on June eighth in Los Angeles, albeit with out the competitors. 

Engadget has reached out to the ESA for remark.

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Jeff Lampkin

Jeff Lampkin was the first writer to have joined He has since then inculcated very effective writing and reviewing culture at GamePolar which rivals have found impossible to imitate. His approach has been to work on the basics while the whole world was focusing on the superstructures.