At one point in time, E3 was considered the most important gaming convention in the world. But over the last decade or so various moves and arrivals have taken the spotlight away from the convention in Los Angeles and left gamers furious at what they became as a result. E3 2020 is only a few months away, and big moves and departures are still coming out.
We already knew that Sony wasn’t going to be at E3 2020, and then Geoff Keighley noted that he won’t be there this year for the first time in two and a half decades. These announcements are putting fans on edge for what they can and shouldn’t expect from E3 this year.
However, take heart, for Nintendo, Microsoft, and many other companies still plan on attending E3 2020.
“Several leading video game companies have already committed to participating in E3 2020, including Xbox, Nintendo, Ubisoft, Bethesda Softworks, SEGA, Capcom, Square Enix, Take-Two Interactive Software, Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc., and Warner Bros. Games, among others,” the ESA said in a statement.
This shouldn’t be too much of a surprise as Nintendo has been very loyal to E3 over the years even with their departure from the typical “stage show” that they had done for years. Doug Bowser actually spoke with the Hollywood Reporter about them going to the show this year:
“We look forward to participating in E3 2020. It is one of many ideal venues for us this year to interact with people in a social and immersive environment. Every year, we base our approach to E3 on the content we have to share.”
So as you can see, while E3 won’t have all the faces you’re hoping to see, there are a lot of them still going to be there, and that means we’re in line for one heck of a week.