E3 Is Dying: Two More Publishers Pull Out

More and more major publishers are pulling out from E3. We've just heard about two more: Tencent and SEGA.

E3 Dying
Not many publishers still want to play with E3 anymore. | © Pixar / E3

E3 was once the most important event of the year for gamers. But tragically, times have changed, and not even Ubisoft are going to attend this year. Bigger publishers have simply realized that they can do their own shows.

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Tencent & SEGA Pull Out Of E3

As reported by IGN, Tencent and SEGA will not be attending E3 2023. We don't know whether these two companies will ever attend again, but for now at least, they're out:

Sega confirmed to IGN that it would not be attending the show after all, saying in a statement, "After careful consideration, we have decided not to participate in E3 2023 as an exhibitor. We look forward to sharing more information on announced and unannounced projects in the future."

Tencent confirmed through a spokesperson that Level Infinite would not be attending E3 2023.

We expect even more publishers to follow suit, and we'll keep you updated if they do.

What do you think about E3 dying? A terrible loss for gaming, or an inevitable change in the landscape?

E3 was once the event for showing off games like these:

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