A Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz that the company won't be attending the inaugural E for All Expo. The E for All Expo, organised by IDG World Expo, is scheduled for October 18-21 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. It is being touted as a consumer-oriented replacement for the old E3 show.
SCEA has also chosen not to participate, focusing instead on TGS, CES, DICE and GDC, according to their spokesperson. However, many other publishers such as Midway, Capcom, Sega, and SOE have indicated that they will not be attending.