Ubisoft was the first major gaming company to confirm its presence at E3 2023. A few hours ago the company withdrew its participation in the Los Angeles fair, announcing a new Forward Live event for the month of June. by Pasquale Fusco published on 28 March 2023, at 15:01 in the Videogames channel E3Ubisoft The list of absentees at E3 2023 is getting longer: after Microsoft (Xbox), Sony (PlayStation) and Nintendo, Ubisoft also withdraws its participation in the fair Los Angeles. Despite the initial plans, in the end the French company chose not to attend the annual event dedicated to the world of video games. Fans of Assassin’s Creed and other Ubisoft productions will be able to follow a parallel event, the Forward Live, to discover the latest news from the publisher. Ubisoft: no to E3, a new Forward Live in June In February, Ubisoft officially announced its participation in E3 2023, an edition organized by ESA in collaboration with ReedPop – a company that manages events such as the New York Comic Con and the PAX. In fact, the French company was the first major gaming company to confirm its presence at the Los Angeles event but, as we learn from a report by VideoGamesChronicle, Ubisoft seems to have just changed its mind. “E3 has brought unforgettable moments to the entire industry over the years,” a Ubisoft spokesperson told VGC. “Although we intended to have an official presence at E3, we have decided to move in a different direction.” The publisher has thus announced a new event of its traditional format (Ubisoft Forward Live): it will be held on June 12 in Los Angeles, in conjunction with E3. “[…] We look forward to sharing more details with our players in the near future,” concludes the spokesperson. With Ubisoft’s about-face, E3 loses its only ‘big’ attendee just three months before the convention’s inauguration. since Yves Guillemot has always supported the US event and, as VGC points out, the announcement of its sudden withdrawal raises “serious questions” about the line-up of the event organized by ESA and ReedPop. of Los Angeles will take place from June 13 to 16 and will be divided into two ‘parts.’ From June 13 to 15, developers, publishers and other industry professionals will gather in the Convention Center for the E3 Business Days. The doors will be opened to the public on the occasion of the E3 Gamer Days on June 16. The organizers specify that some presentations will be held as early as June 11.