E3 needs to make a comeback this yr, however Nintendo will not be part of it. The Japanese sport writer confirmed to IGN that it will not be attending the video games press occasion.
Put plainly, Nintendo informed IGN that E3 2023 “didn’t match into our plans, [so] we’ve made the choice to not take part.” The writer hasn’t held a keynote press convention on the occasion since 2013, and has chosen to make Nintendo Direct livestreams its main option to reveal and promote upcoming video games.
Sony and Microsoft have lately taken to having their very own Direct-like occasions to advertise and reveal their first and third-party video games. With how in style these have change into lately throughout a number of publishers, that model of promoting has ended up chopping into the aim (and attraction) of E3.
Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft Out of E3
On the finish of January, it was reported that Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft would all be skipping out on the primary in-person E3 for the reason that pandemic. So far, Microsoft is the one of the three to substantiate that it will have some sort occasion alongside E3’s return.
Earlier within the week, Ubisoft confirmed that it might be attending E3 2023.
Even with the no-show, Nintendo mentioned it “continues to be a robust supporter of the ESA and E3.” At time of writing, it is not clear if there will be a Nintendo Direct throughout E3 2023’s timeframe of June 13-June 16.