E3 2023, one of the biggest gaming events of the year, has been cancelled after the industry’s biggest names said they will be skipping the event.
E3 was set to return to in-person events for the first time since the pandemic began. Unfortunately, Microsoft, Nintendo, and Ubisoft had all said they would not be attending, casting doubt on the event.
In an email to The Verge, Kyle Marsden-Kish, global VP of gaming at ReedPop, confirmed the cancellation:
This was a difficult decision because of all the effort we and our partners put toward making this event happen, but we had to do what’s right for the industry and what’s right for E3. We appreciate and understand that interested companies wouldn’t have playable demos ready and that resourcing challenges made being at E3 this summer an obstacle they couldn’t overcome. For those who did commit to E3 2023, we’re sorry we can’t put on the showcase you deserve and that you’ve come to expect from ReedPop’s event experiences.