Microsoft won’t be on the show floor when E3 heads to the Los Angeles Convention Center for the first time since the start of the pandemic. An Xbox spokesperson said, “We can’t wait to host the Xbox Games Showcase on June 11. More details will be announced later.” on friday (). We also look forward to co-streaming the event as part of E3 Digital, but will not be on the E3 show floor. “
Questions about Microsoft’s E3 2023 presence began circulating in early February. The company reportedly wouldn’t be present on the show floor alongside Sony and Nintendo.After the company announced it would be streaming a dedicated video, there was still hope that Microsoft would be at the event. star field The showcase will be held on the same day as E3’s ‘Digital Week’ kicks off. Microsoft’s decision to skip the in-person portion of E3 comes after Nintendo said last month it would not be attending the event at all. Sony has yet to confirm whether it will attend E3 2023.
The absence of a single console maker from the E3 show floor is a major blow to the Entertainment Software Association. The show has lost much of its luster since his 2019, when the ESA accidentally removed his more than 2,000 journalists, analysts and content creators. The pandemic and the emergence of competing events prevented E3 from regaining its footing.