E3 2023 Canceled

E3 2023 Canceled

The Entertainment Software Association canceled E3 2023, after announcing in September 2022 that the event would return and have a physical presence. IGN heard from two sources that it will not go through as planned this year. Apparently, members received an email notifying them of the ESA’s decision on March 30, 2023. The official website does not yet reflect this. However, in the time since, the official Twitter account confirmed it. [Thanks, IGN!]

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This comes after multiple companies noted they’d be pulling out of E3 2023 if it hadn’t been canceled. In January 2023, Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony all noted they wouldn’t be attending the convention. On March 27, 2023, Ubisoft told VGC that it would not participate. IGN also reported on March 28, 2023 that both Sega and Tencent confirmed they would not be in attendance. This would also remove Atlus from the occasion.

In 2022, E3 did return as a virtual event. The physical portion of it was canceled due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. A virtual event was also held in 2021. In 2020, it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

E3 2023 is canceled and will not be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center June 11-16, 2023. The ESA hasn’t made an official statement yet or gone on the record to discuss what will happen with the event going forward. Summer Game Fest will kick off June 8, 2023.

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