A new IGN report reveals SEGA and Tencent have joined Ubisoft in pulling out of E3 2023, casting further doubt over whether the event in June will go ahead. Having spoken to numerous PR outlets, the website says there's significant confusion surrounding the expo, with many unsure of who will be there and a lack of communication from organisers the ESA and Reedpop not helping things.

"Several described the situation as one where everyone was waiting for someone else to be the first to jump, but no one was willing to take the leap – and time was running out," the IGN report states. One source then commented: "There’s no possible way this show can happen." Ubisoft had planned to attend E3 2023, but then pulled a 180 yesterday and has chosen instead to host a Ubisoft Forward livestream and invite press elsewhere.

SEGA told IGN: "After careful consideration, we have decided not to participate in E3 2023 as an exhibitor. We look forward to sharing more information on announced and unannounced projects in the future."

Talk surrounding Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest is said to be more positive, however. The on-site press event will apparently be bigger than last year and some titles are already confirmed. With so much chatter surrounding the possibility of E3 2023 being cancelled as of late, the ESA and Reedpop will surely need to move and make a statement on the event sooner rather than later.

[source ign.com]