The annual gaming event E3 is scheduled to make a comeback this year with its first in-person gathering since 2019. The event is organized primarily by ReedPop, and will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 13th to June 16th.
ReedPop was supposed to have a good turn, but things have been rough for them, and they have recently taken another hit, as Ubisoft has backed out of the event, following the steps of Nintendo.
Ubisoft will instead hold a separate Live event in Los Angeles on June 12. This came as a surprise because Yves Guillemot, the CEO of Ubisoft, stated in February that they would commit to attending E3 if it took place.
Heather Haefner, the spokesperson for Ubisoft, told The Verge:
This does not bode well for E3 2023, as Ubisoft and Nintendo will be missing from the event. Microsoft will also be skipping the event to host its Xbox Games Showcase on June 11th. Furthermore, Sony has not revealed its plans for E3 2023, but it is likely that they, too will skip the event.
It’s currently unknown what the Ubisoft event might hold, but there would be a lot of exciting stuff for sure! It is rumored that the show will tease The Crew Motorfest and Assassin’s Creed Mirage, both of which are set to release this year. We may also see previously announced projects like the long-awaited Splinter Cell and Prince of Persia remakes. Furthermore, the announcement of Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and a multitude of new Assassin’s Creed games is also on the list of possibilities.