Game publishers withdrawing from E3, according to a report by IGN. There is a significant possibility that E3 2023 might fail to take place after major game publishers withdrew.
The key publishers who have officially withdrawn from the conference, include Nintendo, Sony, Xbox, and Ubisoft.
A report by IGN such as Tencent and Sega are the recent publishers to skip E3 2023 amid concerns that the return of the gaming event might not occur.
The revelations come after Ubisoft started backing out after first indicating its presence. Ubisoft opted to host its own conference on June 12 outside the limits of E3.
Sega informed IGN that they would not take part in E3 2023 as an exhibitor at the conference. Tencent’s spokesperson also indicated that the publisher will also not take part in E3 2023.
Publishers Yet to Withdraw
Konami is one of the major gaming studios still expected to take part in the gaming event. Recent reports claim that E3 2023 would disclose the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake together with a new Castlevania initiative.
More game publishers withdrawing from E3 will make publishers reluctant to appear at the gaming event. The pandemic hurt production, disrupted release cycles, and phased out the urgency of having game demos.
Two months before E3 2023 set to be held in Los Angeles, the attitude relating to the conference is gloomy compared to the prior years; at a period when game publishers would prepare to publish their showcases and releases, there is nothing to show at the moment.
E3 is yet to make an official statement to cancel the show. The show is still on schedule powered by ReedPop. The conference plans to start with digital showcases on June 11th. Later, it will progress with an in-person conference from June 13-16, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.