The Electronic Entertainment Expo won’t occur in June. Once one of many greatest gaming occasions yearly, organizer ReedPop on Thursday confirmed that E3 2023 is canceled.
“This was a tough determination due to all the trouble we and our companions put towards making this occasion occur, however we needed to do what’s proper for the trade and what’s proper for E3,” mentioned Kyle Marsden-Kish, world vp of gaming for ReedPop. “We recognize and perceive that corporations would not have playable demos prepared and that resourcing challenges made being at E3 this summer season an impediment they could not overcome.”
IGN earlier reported the cancellation citing an e-mail despatched by the Entertainment Software Association, the group that lobbies for the online game trade, to its members that had deliberate to take part in E3.
Last June, the ESA revealed plans to have an in-person present on June 13-26 following the cancellations of the E3 2020 and 2022 and a digital-only occasion in 2021. The modifications to the three reveals have been a results of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Game publishers similar to Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo will doubtless reveal the remainder of their 2023 lineup and past in June through their very own occasions. Summer Game Fest, a competing occasion showcasing upcoming video games, continues to be set for June 8.
This 12 months is shaping as much as be a enormous 12 months for video video games, with main franchise releases together with The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Diablo 4, and Final Fantasy 16.