Microsoft has officially confirmed that it will not have a presence at the E3 2023 show floor. Speaking with IGN, an Xbox spokesperson stated that, while it will be co-streaming its Xbox Games Showcase on June 11 as part of E3 2023, it will not be present on the show floor itself.
Back in February, Nintendo also confirmed that it would be skipping E3 2023. Unlike Microsoft, however, Nintendo wouldn’t even be part of the digital component of E3. Like it has done over the last few years, Nintendo would feature its own Directs, as well as its Treehouse livestreams and videos.
Sony hasn’t confirmed whether it will be at E3 2023 or not, but recent reports have indicated that we won’t be seeing the PlayStation owner at the event.
While E3 2023 itself may not feature the major platform owners, the mid-June timeframe of the event itself will have quite a few other showcases. Ubisoft has also revealed that, if E3 happens, it will be present at the event since it has many new titles and updates to announce.
Konami is also rumoured to be present at E3 2023, getting ready to announce a remake for Metal Gear Solid 3, as well as a new game in the Castlevania franchise.