This news comes a month after Ubisoft initially said they were attending the event.
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Ubisoft says that they no longer plan on attending E3 2023. This comes just a month after Ubisoft initially said that they would be in attendance at the revamped in-person event. Though companies such as Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo already said they weren't going to E3 2023, Ubisoft is the first major publisher to pull out of E3.

Ubisoft, in a statement issued to VGC, says that the company decided to "move in a different direction." Instead of having a presence at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Ubisoft will instead hold its own Ubisoft Forward Live event on June 12.

"E3 has fostered unforgettable moments across the industry throughout the years," a spokesperson told VGC.

"While we initially intended to have an official E3 presence, we’ve made the subsequent decision to move in a different direction, and will be holding a Ubisoft Forward Live event on 12th June in Los Angeles. We look forward to sharing more details with our players very soon."​
If for some reason you are still looking forward to the actual E3 2023 event, it is set to run from Tuesday, June 13 through to Friday, June 16. With today's announcement by Ubisoft, a total of zero major companies have confirmed that they are officially attending E3 2023.

So far, the only real confirmations we have concerning E3 2023 is that the "Digital Week" of streams will begin on Sunday, June 11. This includes streams of The PC Gaming Show, Future Games Show, Guerilla Collective, and Black Voices in Gaming. This year's event organizer, ReedPop, said that they will reveal the full lineup as E3 draws nearer.

ReedPop is an organizer known for handling the planning of events like New York Comic Con, PAX East/West/Australia/Unplugged, and more. ReedPop also owns Gamer Network, which in turn runs sites like, VGC, and more.