Nintendo, Sony and Xbox reportedly skipping E3 2023

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Update [Wed 1st Feb, 2023 03:45 GMT]: The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has now released a statement in response The story of IGN – says it’s still committed to E3. Here is the full:

As you can see, IGN published an article last night about E3. While we can’t comment on specific statements in the article, we wanted to share our commitment to continue with E3.

E3 has a rich history in our industry and we are always eager to feel the passion for the show and hear what it means to different people. Reviving a trade show after a three-year hiatus and a global pandemic always presents challenges, which is why we conducted an extensive search (in consultation with ESA member companies) to determine the best partner to produce E3. In choosing ReedPOP as our partner, we were able to tap into their rich history of hosting popular industry events, like PAX, and broader consumer shows, like Comic Con.

They have made strong progress in reshaping the event and have received tremendous support from companies of all sizes in the industry who are thinking not only about E3 2023 but also how E3 fits in. with marketing plans for 2024 and beyond.

It is important to note that even as the program evolves and adapts, it will not affect the core of ESA’s work with member companies. Our priority remains advocating your policy interests at the state and federal level.

We will share news and developments regarding E3 as they become available. If you have questions in the meantime, feel free to contact me. Thanks for your support.

Original article [Tue 31st Jan, 2023 00:45 GMT]: E3 will return as a physical event for the first time in four years in 2023, and while it’s expected to be a return to form one of the biggest showcases on the game calendar, it’s not. looks like it might not have the main players.

According to an “exclusive” by IGN, the game media outlet has been informed by “multiple sources” that Nintendo, Sony and Xbox will not be participating in the E3 2023 fun and will also not have a “presence” in the event. floor show at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

While it’s no surprise that Nintendo won’t be holding a showcase at the event, as noted in the report, the Japanese company has traditionally maintained a booth at E3 year after year.

The article goes on to mention that PlayStation originally dropped the event in 2019 due to “reported disagreements” with ESA, and Xbox this year announced its own summer rollout and is said to not be. booth at this year’s event.

In a statement last September, ReedPop said it was ready to “reunite the industry” with its annual gaming event. fullclosed: Nintendo Life and it hookshot media sister sites are partnered with ReedPop.

ReedPop issued IGN a statement regarding its report, indicating that negotiations are underway with “many of the biggest players in the industry”:

E3 is an important event for the gaming industry, and being entrusted with an important cultural standard is not a responsibility that ReedPop can take lightly. Since ReedPop got the contract to run E3 six months ago, we’ve been working hard with ESA members based on their feedback to create a new E3 that supports their goals and needs.

This process takes a long time due to the large number of stakeholders providing input, although we appreciate that we could have been more transparent on the questions we are still working on. complete the answer. We continue to work tirelessly to create a program that brings together the global gaming industry. We believe we have created a new format for the event that serves the needs of both the industry and fans, and are committed to building and growing it in the years to come.

Since we spent most of 2022 fine-tuning how E3 2023 will take shape, based on the feedback we’ve received, we didn’t submit a single contract to an exhibitor until in the first day of this month. We’ve received a lot of interest and verbal commitment from many of the biggest companies in the industry, and as we’re ready to announce the exhibitors, we believe it will be a worthy lineup for trip to Los Angeles. industry and consumers alike.

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