No Xbox at E3 2023, confirms Microsoft


After Nintendo, Microsoft is the latest big gaming brand to ditch E3 this year. While Microsoft has confirmed that it won’t be physically present on the E3 2023 show floor, it will co-stream the Xbox showcase when it begins on June 11.
“We’re excited to hold our Xbox Games Showcase on June 11 and will reveal more information about it soon. As part of E3 Digital, we’re also anticipating co-streaming our event and won’t have a presence on the E3 showfloor,” said an Xbox representative in a recent announcement to IGN.
Even though Xbox has withdrawn from attending the event physically, Xbox CEO Phil Spencer has emphasised that E3 remains an integral part of the company’s vision. In a previous interview with IGN, Spencer mentioned that Xbox would collaborate with E3 organisers ESA in terms of their plans, as the company is a board member and is keen on supporting E3 to achieve success.
Nintendo and Microsoft a no-show at E3, and Sony might skip too
As of February, Nintendo has officially announced its non-participation in E3. This development implies that neither Nintendo nor Microsoft will have booths at the convention itself. As of now, it remains unclear whether Sony will participate in E3 2023, but rumours are that the PlayStation maker could also skip the show floor at E3.
The E3 convention is scheduled to take place from June 13 to 16, and the E3 “Digital Week” will begin on June 11th with Microsoft’s Xbox showcase.
The absence of Microsoft and Xbox will undoubtedly pose a challenge for E3, especially in a year that marks the convention’s return to a physical event for the first time since 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic.
ReedPop, the owner of Reed Exhibitions US, the company managing the E3 this year, has announced that more information regarding E3 exhibitors will be revealed soon, and they are anticipating announcements from other AAA companies regarding their participation.


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