Nintendo confirms it won’t be at E3 this year after reports it didn’t show up End-shutdown
Following a report in January that Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony would be skipping this year’s efforts to reinvigorate a declining E3, Nintendo has confirmed that it will not be attending the show.
in a statement provided to VentureBeatNintendo explained: “We approach our participation in any event on a case-by-case basis and are always considering various ways to interact with our fans. Since this year’s E3 schedule did not fit into our plans, we have made the decision not to participate. However, We have been and continue to be a strong supporter of ESA and E3.”
Perhaps not entirely surprising news, of course, given that Nintendo hasn’t held a big E3 conference in over a decade, preferring instead its own Nintendo Direct streams to convey its big news, and that the company was last present at E3. in 2019.
As for Sony and Microsoft, neither company has yet confirmed their absence at E3 this year, as claimed in a January report by IGN. However, Sony hasn’t been seen on the E3 show floor since 2018, preferring instead to run its own events and digital streams at the same time, and Microsoft has also been increasingly inclined to reveal news in its own framework. time.
This year’s E3 is being hosted by Eurogamer’s parent company Reedpop, which issued the following statement at the time of IGN’s initial report: “We’ve received a tremendous amount of interest and verbal commitments from many of the biggest companies in the industry, and when they are ready to announce the exhibitors, we are sure it will be a lineup that will make the trip to Los Angeles worthwhile for both the industry and consumers.”
While Nintendo might have pulled out of E3 2023, at least one major publisher has confirmed it will be attending the show, and Ubisoft recently promised to bring “a ‘solid lineup'” to E3 in June. The company canceled three unannounced games and delayed its beleaguered game. multiplayer pirate Skull and Bones once again earlier this year, leaving Assassin’s Creed Mirage and Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora as his next big hits.