You may recall that earlier this week, IGN reported that their sources had informed them that Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo would all be skipping E3 2023. At the time of the report, only ReedPop responded, but didn’t do much to ease people’s worries.
Well, ESA has now also responded to the report, issuing its own statement earlier this evening. However, if you weren’t happy with ReedPop’s statement, then ESA won’t fare any better either. However, you can view their full statement below.
“As you’ve probably seen, IGN published an article about E3 last night. While we are unable to comment on the specific claims in the article, we wanted to share our commitment to moving forward with E3.”
“E3 has a rich history in our industry and we’re always glad to feel the passion for the show and hear what it means to different people. Reviving the show after a three-year hiatus and a global pandemic is always going to have its challenges, which is why we conducted an extensive search (in consultation with ESA member companies) to identify the best partner to produce E3. By choosing ReedPOP as our partner, we were able to leverage their rich history of hosting popular industry events, like PAX, and broader consumer shows, like Comic Con.”
“They have made strong progress in reshaping the event and have received tremendous support from industry companies of all sizes who are thinking not only about E3 2023, but how E3 fits into marketing plans for 2024 and beyond.”
“It is important to note that even while the show is being developed and adapted, it will not affect the core of ESA’s work for its members. Our priority remains advocating for your political interests at the state and federal level.”
“We will share news and developments regarding E3 as they become available. If you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to contact me. Thank you for your continued support.”
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