SEGA & Tencent also decided to skip this year’s E3

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Following yesterday’s news that Ubisoft will be pulling out of this year’s E3, it seems some third-party publishers have decided not to attend this year’s event.

According to IGN, neither Sega nor Chinese video game giant Tencent will be attending. In a statement, Sega mentioned they would not be participating and looked forward to sharing “more information on both announced and unannounced projects in the future”.

Tencent has confirmed through a spokesperson that developer Level Infinite (Honor of the Kings, PUBG Mobile) will also not be at this year’s event.

IGN also received a response from Devolver Digital and although the publisher never official attended the event, it confirmed it won’t have a physical presence nearby like in previous years. However, it will still continue with the annual Devolver Direct this June.

Bandai Namco also offered a response – noting how it will attend Geoff Keighley’s Play Days event but did not confirm whether it will attend this year’s E3.

The same report mentioned that there are now rumors that this year’s E3 might not take place, with one “conceivable source” claiming “there’s no way this show could happen”. Ubisoft’s departure from the event followed the departures of Nintendo and Microsoft, with Xbox choosing to hold its own showcase.

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