Publisher Devolver Digital is now joining the other companies who are not attending the upcoming E3 2023 event.
RIP E3, a product of a bygone era.
did they ever really attend...? I thought they did their own thing out in the parking lot or in other location.
Exactly. Just free publicity at this point to pile on and say we are not attending.
They did amazing high production value long running skits for their presentations. "Out in the parking lot" is nowhere near what they did.
- Xbox - Nintendo - PlayStation - Ubisoft - SEGA - Tencent - Devolver Digital None of these companies are attending E3 this year. All that's left are Capcom, Electronic Arts, Embracer, and Square Enix. Of the bigger publishers at least. Looks like E3 is dead. The show is under new ownership this year though. I wonder if these companies just didn't like whatever changes are or aren't being made to the show.
EA has been doing their own thing for years apart from E3.
I thought EA Play was still part of E3, just not physically at it. Damn. E3's got nothing this year.
The first year they did it before E3 the first day as we went over and saw and played Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, and sports games. They gave us SWAG and a box lunch and we went to the E3 media room as it opened at Noon on day 1 and ate and chilled. Each year after it was the weekend before give or take and more open to all vs media priority.
The big publishers realized it's cheaper to do their own showcase on Youtube and the smaller ones are pulling out because without the big publishers to attract more eyes to E3 it's probably not worth their time or effort to go there too.
Why do people still care about E3 they need to give up on that already. I get it used to be great but honestly the “Direct” presentations are better because companies control the narrative.
I miss the crowd reaction of E3 shows the most, for example the ND or GG logo appearing and the crowd going wild before the trailer or gameplay starts.
Have you ever attended? If not maybe you’d understand if you had. The show was like Christmas for me.
It feels like if theaters are closed and you can watch movie only on Netflix... You wont get that excitement, fun and hype, shouts laughs like in infinity wars in cinema or zelda reveal in E3
And why would gamers want less shows to celebrate their hobby? Comic fan, D&D fan, film fan among many others have conventions that celebrate their hobby and yet none of them want said conventions to go away. So why we as gamer keep wanting shows about games to be dead?
Agreed, same with gamers shitting on games or Devs before the game even comes out etc. It's a funny bunch the gamer 😔
Devolver is always the best showing at these things. They are complete psychopaths lol
When Sony dropped out it was the clear that it would never be the same and more would jump ship. Nintendo already bailed and MS thought it would help them being the one major company their but it just continued the meme ,Wait until next E3 … The console makers are gone , less and less publishers attending . It will never be the same and probably dies at some point sooner than later.
Christ, they might as well cancel it.
I remember when it was still called CES, lol
CES is a different show, CES has always been January/February time
Before 1995 they showcased all the games and consoles at CES though. It was in 1991 that Nintendo betrayed Sony in their licensed console deal. https://www.nytimes.com/199...
Sorry, I meant when gaming was a part of CES. I remember when the 3DO was first shown off at it. Luckily they broke free thanks to the ESA and they started up E3. I just really wish it was still like it used to be when the big 3 were there. Just a shell nowadays unfortunately.
Again. E3 is done.
Is anyone even going to be at E3 at this point? I can't name a single developer or publisher who will.
Ohh man, Delvolver was why l'd watch - their series hopefully continues on another showcase
E3 was always the biggest week in gaming news annually. Who had the better showing? Which games stood out? The megaton announcements. Just sad all around.
I will forever miss the megatons and crowd reactions. I still remember when Microsoft brought Kojima on stage to announce he was bringing MGS to Xbox. Or when Final Fantasy was announced for Xbox. Microsoft had the best “and one more thing” moments back in the 360 days. But my favorite E3 crowd reaction has to be from Sony’s 2013 conference. Right on the heels of the Xbox One conference, Jack Tretton came on stage and delivered the one-two punch of “we support used games” and “no DRM”. And then Andrew House came out to deliver the knockout blow with the $399 price reveal. https://youtu.be/Zd8uTIB7VE... Legendary stuff here! The crowd reaction still gives me chills, hahaha! I miss E3.
I hope they still do a fully produced video.