As reported by IGN, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) provided the following information to its members:E3 2023 it was deleted. The event was to take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 13-16 and should have been the first event open to the public since 2019.
Again, according to IGN, the email to ESA members explains that E3 will “remain a well-known event and brand” but there will be a 2023 edition.did not receive the necessary attention to represent the size, power and influence of the gaming industry”.
Update: ESA and ReedPop have released an official press release, which we reproduce below:
“This was a difficult decision due to all the efforts we and our partners have put into making this event happen, but we had to do what was right for the industry and what was right for E3. We appreciate and understand that the companies affected will not be making playable demos available and these resource challenges are at E3 this summer. “For those who are committed to E3 2023, we’re sorry we weren’t able to showcase the showcase you deserve and expect from ReedPop events.”
The news probably won’t surprise many. We’ve known for a while that Sony and Nintendo, as well as Microsoft, are planning to hold a showcase in conjunction with the event. A few days ago, the important departures of Ubisoft, Sega, Tencent and Devolver Digital came. In short, cancellation was in the air and now unfortunately the confirmation has come.
E3 2023 has set the task of bringing the event back into fashion after three years of oblivion. In fact, we remind you that the 2020 and 2022 editions have been canceled due to Covid-19, while the 2021 will only take place digitally with little success. At this point, it’s not clear what the future of the event will be, but the prospects certainly aren’t looking good.