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Ubisoft No Longer Attending E3 2023

Ubisoft No Longer Attending E3 2023 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 27 March 2023 / 2,583 Views

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot last month said the company would be attending E3 2023 in June, however, the company in a statement to VideoGamesChronicle announced it will no longer be attending.

Ubisoft does plan to host its Ubisoft Forward Live event on June 12, which is the same time as E3 2023.

"E3 has fostered unforgettable moments across the industry throughout the years," said the Ubisoft spokesperson.

"While we initially intended to have an official E3 presence, we’ve made the subsequent decision to move in a different direction, and will be holding a Ubisoft Forward Live event on 12th June in Los Angeles. We look forward to sharing more details with our players very soon."

Xbox and Nintendo have also confirmed they won't be attending E3 2023. While Xbox won't be attending, it will host its annual Xbox Games Showcase and Starfield Direct on June 11.

ReedPop is organizing E3 2023, which is set to take place at the Los Angeles Conference Center from Tuesday, June 13 through Friday, June 16.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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V-r0cK (on 27 March 2023)

R.I.P. E3

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SecondWar V-r0cK (on 27 March 2023)

It is certainly starting to feel that way.

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Ayla (on 27 March 2023)

E3 used to be like Christmas for gamers. I'll never forget the Zelda TP reveal. RIP E3.

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Chazore (on 28 March 2023)

I mean, what could they possibly show that isn't going to be 5-10yrs away?.

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Bandorr Chazore (on 28 March 2023)

I love that you deleted your comment and re-made it just to get rid of the downvotes.
I'm hoping for Rayman. Only so many times you can play the latest one before you want another.

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Chazore Bandorr (on 28 March 2023)

Considering that most sites have done away with the downvote system, this remains the last site where ppl who specifically dislike another, use it as an attempt to hide another's comments from being seen, so that's pretty much why I've adapted to just delete and repost.

I'd hope for Rayman, since they didn't do much with him since 2013., but with Ubi's track record of the past 5+yrs, it's hard to tell, I mean they didn't really do much with Splinter Cell, and fans have been clamouring for a new game for a decade now.

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Giggity_goo (on 27 March 2023)

i only bothered with it for the showcases i watch it every year but seems like everyone is now following the Nintendo direct route

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Pemalite (on 27 March 2023)

At this rate, we might as well list who is attending, rather than who-isn't. - It would be shorter.

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Salnax (on 27 March 2023)

So who IS confirmed for this year? I can't find any concrete examples of a company saying "yes, we are attending E3 2023."

Is Devolver going to have the best E3 presentation by default?

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VAMatt (on 27 March 2023)

Well, what does being in the actual E3 event get any publisher? They can better control things, and likely do them at less cost, if they put on their own events. Certainly there will be people on the show floor that won't see you if you're not there. But 99% of the attention comes from people viewing online or reading articles about their showcases. Being on the show floor probably doesn't do anything for any sizeable company. Ubisoft, Nintendo, MS, and the like will get plenty of attention by simply telling journalists that they're doing a thing. Those journalists will go to wherever that event is, or view it online, or whatever.

If you are a very small company, I can see where being at the actual event might be valuable. But for any of the big names, it's hard to see what E3 offers in 2023.

Also, it is likely that the current promoters are facing a steep learning curve. The fact that some of these companies have initially said they'll be there and then back out leads me to think that in their dealings with the promoter, they may have become concerned about the quality of the event.

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Kslost (on 27 March 2023)


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tslog (on 27 March 2023)

They're all trying to save money.....or is the real reason that these corporations are so greedy that they want E3 money in order to pay even more to themselves instead ?

Ubisoft won't be missed, even if they have their own show.

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