It has been claimed that giant brands will not be present at the E3 event, which will be held face-to-face for the first time after a long time this year. Here are the details!
According to a new report from IGN, Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft will not attend the regular annual E3 event, which will take place in June.
E3 didn’t take place in 2022 for the first time in many years, and in 2023 the event is scheduled to return as a face-to-face conference in Los Angeles. Likewise, many people hoped that the three major console manufacturers would take part in the event, which will take place between June 13-16, to create a feeling of great event like in previous years, but according to the news of IGN, this is not the case.
On the other hand, this is not entirely unexpected. It wasn’t the first time Sony attended E3 in 2019 and hasn’t been a part of the event since. Microsoft said last week that it will be at an event in Los Angeles this summer, but didn’t mention E3. Nintendo, on the other hand, may not consider it worthwhile to physically attend the event, as it makes its own announcements and promotions digitally.
E3 Event Losing Its Old Glory
Since the show will take place about a month after the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Nintendo may not attend the event, so they may want to keep their fans’ attention on what could be one of the biggest games of the year.
As E3 has gotten smaller and smaller over the years, other digital events have started popping up for game publishers to make their big announcements. Most notably at the moment are The Game Awards and Summer Game Fest, both presented by Geoff Keighley.
It is unclear how long E3 will continue the event with the loss of such brands, but it seems that like everything else, it leaves its place to the digital world.