A new report today, Wednesday, assured that SEGA and Level Infinite, from the Tencent conglomerate, announced their departure from E3 2023. The news comes two days after the disconfirmation of Ubisoft, who will not attend the event either.
According to a new IGN article, both companies confirmed their non-attendance in different instances. For its part, SEGA mentioned to them in a statement that “after careful consideration, we have decided not to participate in E3 2023 as an exhibitor. We look forward to sharing more information on announced and unannounced projects in the future.”
On the other hand, Tencent confirmed through a spokesperson that its developer Level Infinite will not be at the event.
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Taking into account the outputs that the event has had, IGN also indicates that the future of the 2023 version of E3 would be in danger. Several companies have also shown their interest in Geoff Keighley’s Play Days, an exclusive face-to-face event for the media, which its 2022 version took place at the beginning of June.
For now, there are no other companies that have mentioned their attendance at E3 . Bandai Namco did not inform the North American media of its status, but it did mention attending Play Days. In the case of Level Infinity, he mentioned that the 2022 version of Play Days was “an ideal experience to show games to the media”.
There’s a lot of guesswork around E3 2023 : will it take place? Won’t it be held? A priori, the official information that we handle in this regard makes it certain that the summer event will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 13 to 26, with a few days prior to an exclusively digital event.
However, new rumors have emerged that talk about a possible cancellation of E3 after Ubisoft has announced that it will finally not attend the event.