It is reported that Nintendo, Sony, and Xbox will not participate in the world's largest game event 'E3 2023', which will be held offline for the first time in four years.
It was reported that Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft's Xbox may not participate in the electronic entertainment expo (E3) , which will be held locally for the first time in four years.
Exclusive: Xbox, Nintendo, and Sony Won't Be Part of E3 2023 - IGN
E3, one of the world's largest game events, was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19), and although it was held online in 2021, the next year, 2022, will be COVID-19. It was canceled due to the influence of 19. Therefore, E3 2023, which will be held offline for the first time in four years, was expected to be a major event that will create a sensation in the game industry.
However, according to information that game media IGN obtained from multiple parties, Nintendo, Sony, and Xbox will not participate in E3 2023, which is scheduled to be held from June 13, 2023.
Nintendo distributes 'Nintendo Direct' that introduces games to be released irregularly, but when it comes to E3, in addition to distributing content titled 'Nintendo Direct: E3', we also set up a booth at the site. I set it up and displayed it. Sony, on the other hand, has not attended the event since E3 2019. Sony says that 'E3 is losing its influence' as a reason for non-participation.
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As for Xbox, the week before IGN's report said it was 'working to hold a standalone showcase in Los Angeles in the summer of 2023,' which also refers to E3 in Los Angeles. I was avoiding a statement about whether. Phil Spencer, head of the Xbox brand, said in an interview with IGN that Xbox has long supported E3 and the E3 organizer, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). IGN speculates that 'Xbox will not set up a booth'.
IGN said, ``With recent layoffs and other personnel cuts within Xbox, it seems that there has been no real big release for the past year, so there is no room to spare. Considering that we have plans to release it and that we have supported E3 so far, I thought it would be the most likely to participate in E3 among the so-called Big 3.'
ReedPop, the event company that hosts E3 2023, said, ``E3 is a very important event for the game industry. We've been working really hard to create a new E3 that supports our goals and needs, and we've already had a lot of interest and verbal commitments from some of the biggest names in the industry, and when we're ready to announce our exhibitors, we're looking forward to working with the industry. We are confident that the line-up will be worth the trip to Los Angeles for consumers.'
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