The Entertainment Software Association and ReedPop have announced that it will not host an E3 event in 2023 following rumors of major platform holders and publishers pulling out. The event, which was scheduled to take place from the 13th of July 2023 to the 16th of July 2023, was meant to be a comeback of sorts as the ESA planned for it to be a “revitalized” version of the event.

ReedPop claim that the biggest reason for the cancellation was due to participating partners not having demos and resources for a showcase this summer. Despite these claims the Summer Games Fest will still take place in June 2023, it will also have a physical presence this year but no other details about it were revealed.

The Entertainment Software Association has however confirmed that it will continue to work with ReedPop on future E3 events.

Here’s the official statement from ReedPop:

This was a difficult decision because of all the effort we and our partners put toward making this event happen, but we had to do what’s right for the industry and what’s right for E3. We appreciate and understand that interested companies wouldn’t have playable demos ready and that resourcing challenges made being at E3 this summer an obstacle they couldn’t overcome. For those who did commit to E3 2023, we’re sorry we can’t put on the showcase you deserve and that you’ve come to expect from ReedPop’s event experiences.

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