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Sega and Tencent Confirmed to be Skipping E3 2023

Sega and Tencent Confirmed to be Skipping E3 2023 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 28 March 2023 / 2,428 Views

Following the news that Ubisoft will no longer be attending E3 2023 and instead host its Ubisoft Forward Live event on June 12, it has been confirmed Sega and Tencent will also be skipping E3 this year.

"After careful consideration, we have decided not to participate in E3 2023 as an exhibitor," reads a statement from Sega to IGN. "We look forward to sharing more information on announced and unannounced projects in the future."

Devolver Digital, who has never officially attended E3, will also not attend this year. However, they will host its annual Devolver Digital Direct in June.

"While we always root for the success of any industry gathering that promotes great games, we have never officially attended E3 and do not plan to do so this year unfortunately," reads the statement from Devolver Digital.

"We will also confirm we will not be hosting satellite events this year in Los Angeles, but look forward to returning to our beloved parking lot to do so if the opportunity arises for a future LACC-based event. We are happy to report that we are well underway in the production of our annual Devolver Direct scheduled for June which we will share news about soon."

IGN has reported that along with Sega and Tencent skipping E3, the biggest event in gaming might not happen at all. 

Individuals in publishing and PR who typically have knowledge of event strategies have told IGN their concerns that E3 2023 will even happen. Many stated they haven't heard of anyone else attending and feel there has been a lack of communication from the ESA and ReedPop.

One source says that following Ubisoft confirming it will no longer attend said, "There’s no possible way this show can happen."

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. It has also been reported Sony will be skipping the event this year.

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.

The sources say there is a lot of confusion surrounding the event this year. In years past they already have their plans in place by March, while this isn't the case this year. 

IGN claims more publishers are planning to skip E3, however, they have yet to make any announcement. 

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 28 March 2023)

E3 should just be cancelled. It's just going to look sad at this point if they kept it going.

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CaptainExplosion (on 29 March 2023)

Nobody wants Tencent at an expo anyway.

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I'll take Tencent expos over Microsoft or EA expos any day

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S.Peelman (on 29 March 2023)

Not much left is there.

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siebensus4 (on 28 March 2023)

I guess we won't see an E3 next year. It seems that their concept hasn't convinced enough companies.

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Kakadu18 (on 28 March 2023)

They should just cancel it already.

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Mystro-Sama (on 28 March 2023)

Remember when people laughed at Nintendo for skipping E3 and doing Directs instead? lol

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Manlytears (on 28 March 2023)

E3 is dead...

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rapsuperstar31 (on 28 March 2023)

Damn I glanced down on vgchartz and half read Sega and Tencent before glancing back up and quickly thinking oh no hopefully Tencent didn't buy Sega...oh good they are just skipping E3.

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badnewsforthem rapsuperstar31 (on 29 March 2023)

hopefully Tencent Acquire some of those studios so they can be safe from the garbage that is Microsoft and Sony

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EpicRandy (on 28 March 2023)

Sad to see E3 in such precarious state, if ever it bites the bullets the E3 cringe moment compilations will sorely be missed.

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