Sony. Microsoft or Nintendo may not be included in this year’s E3 event. None of the three console-making companies will be having a formal presence at this year’s event according to several reports.
Sony. Microsoft or Nintendo May Not Be Included in This Year’s E3 Event
The Electronic Entertainment Expo which is better known as E3 is making a return as an in-person event for the very first time since 2019, this summer, but it, however, is doing so without the support from Microsoft, Sony, or even Nintendo. The companies that are behind the Xbox, switch, and PlayStation consoles are all skipping through the event and will not be having a presence on the flow, IGN on Monday reported citing many unnamed sources.
Both Sony and Nintendo pulled back from the event in previous years, with neither of the company holding dedicated press conferences anymore. Nintendo, however, stopped after the show in 2012 choosing to hold a digital-only Nintendo Directs instead and the last one attended by PlayStation was in 2018.
What Next For Microsoft and the Others
It now looks like Microsoft will be holding its very own Xbox showcase event in LA this very summer.
E3 2023 is scheduled for June 13-16 at the LA Convention Center. The show is said to be run by new organizer ReedPop who is also responsible for PAX, Star Wars Celebration as well as New York Comic Con.
E3 was Held as a Digital Event In 2021 Due To the COVID-19 Pandemic
The gaming convention as you should know was canceled in 2020 and it was then held as a digital event in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was however supposed to make a return in 2022, but it was ultimately canceled so that the host, the Entertainment Software Association could focus more on the 2023 event.
Microsoft has declined to make a comment regarding the development, while Sony, Nintendo, and ReedPop on the other hand did not respond to a request for comment.