Xbox has announced that it will not be on the E3 show floor this year, despite kicking off the E3 week with the Xbox Games Showcase on June 11. An Xbox spokesperson confirmed that the event will be co-streamed as part of E3 Digital, but Xbox will not have a physical presence at the show. The fans shouldn’t be surprised because this was already expected. Here’s how the company plans to make its showcase happen.
Xbox Is Skipping The E3 2023 Event’s Show Floor
This news comes amid rumors that the Big Three console makers, including Microsoft, were skipping E3 this year. Nintendo has already confirmed its absence, and PlayStation has not been at the show for years. Xbox also skipped the last physical E3 show in 2019, leading some to speculate that this may be part of a longer-term strategy.
While event organizers insist there is plenty to be excited about, the exhibitor list for E3 currently lacks big names aside from Ubisoft. Even Ubisoft has not sounded too certain of its appearance, leaving some fans wondering what to expect from this year’s event.
For those who are not attending E3, this news is unlikely to make much of a difference, as there will still be a week of press conferences to watch from home. However, those hoping for hands-on previews of the latest Xbox games may be disappointed.
Despite Xbox’s absence from the show floor, the Xbox Games Showcase will surely generate plenty of excitement among fans. Xbox has promised to share more details about the event in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for updates on what promises to be a thrilling showcase of the latest and greatest Xbox games.
The Internet is a big thing. The companies realized it’s not that hard to make their own showcase live streams and get traffic. Since then, E3 isn’t important as it was. But it’s sad to see there isn’t a single event in which we see everything we love.