E3 2023 is now officially cancelled after a series of companies decided to exit the event. The event was supposed to be held from June 13-16 at the LA Convention Center.
The organization announced the cancellation via an email sent out to its members today. The email said that while E3 2023 “remains a beloved event and brand” that the 2023 version “simply did not garner the sustained interest necessary to execute it in a way that would showcase the size, strength, and impact of our industry.”
After several years of interruption due to the COVID epidemic, the E3 2023 was heralded as the event’s triumphant comeback as a physical show, an opportunity for it to regain its title as the centerpiece for video game content announcement.
Why Did This Cancellation Occur?
The reasons for the event cancellation dates a while back. Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony were said to be skipping the show this year in January due to a variety of factors. Sony, which left the E3 show floor after its final presentation in 2018, was not persuaded to return.
Nintendo, a mainstay at E3, on the other hand, didn’t have much to display since its largest game of the year, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, comes out in May. Microsoft, meanwhile, reportedly made expense reductions which is ironic judging by their Activision acquisition.