Ubisoft is not attending E3 2023 and can host its personal occasion in June

Ubisoft is not attending this 12 months’s bodily E3 occasion, VGC understands.

Final month The Murderer’s Creed writer has change into the primary main firm to publicly decide to attending the revamped E3 present, which is about to happen in June at its conventional venue the Los Angeles Conference Middle.

Nevertheless, in an announcement launched to VGC, the corporate mentioned it has now determined to “transfer in a special path” and can as a substitute maintain its personal Ubisoft Ahead Reside occasion on June 12 in Los Angeles.

“E3 has fostered memorable moments throughout the business over time,” mentioned a VGC spokesperson.

“Whereas we initially supposed to have an official E3 presence, we now have made the next resolution to maneuver in a special path, and we will likely be holding a Ubisoft Ahead Reside occasion on June twelfth in Los Angeles. We stay up for sharing extra particulars with our gamers very quickly.”

ReedPop, the organizer of E3, didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

E3 2023 — the primary bodily displaying of the main business occasion in 4 years — is about to start Tuesday, June 13, and has been taken over from the Leisure Software program Affiliation by ReedPop, the media and occasions firm behind PAX, EGX, and Star Wars Celebration.

Beneath the revamped format, the primary two days of E3 2023 (June 13-14) will likely be reserved solely for enterprise, whereas the growth days will embody client guests.

Nevertheless, Ubisoft’s resolution to stroll away from E3 2023 signifies that with three months to go, no main corporations have formally introduced their attendance.

The truth that the corporate beforehand dedicated to attending raises severe questions concerning the lineup of the revamped present.

Ubisoft has lengthy been a powerful supporter of E3, and CEO Yves Guillemot has expressed help for plans for 2023.

Nintendo and Xbox have already confirmed that they are going to be skipping this 12 months’s occasion. Nevertheless, the latter could have some type of presence in Los Angeles throughout the identical window.

In an replace printed earlier this month, new E3 organizer ReedPop claimed that “unnamed AAA corporations, in addition to unbiased expertise and {hardware} corporations” have dedicated to “returning” to the LACC.

“The total listing of exhibitors will likely be introduced within the run-up to the present, giving taking part corporations the chance to make their very own particular person bulletins upfront,” it mentioned in an announcement.

E3 2023’s “Digital Week” kicks off on Sunday, June 11, with outside digital occasions together with the PC Gaming Showcase, Future Video games Showcase, Guerilla Collective, and Black Voices in Gaming falling beneath that banner.

Along with working excessive profile occasions within the US and Europe, ReedPop is the proprietor of Gamer Community, which operates web sites similar to Eurogamer, GamesIndustry.bizVG247 and Rock Paper Shotgun, which is a companion of VGC Community.