Ubisoft has cancelled its E3 2023 appearance not long after announcing that it’ll have an exciting presence at the event. The company’s statement comes amid rumors that Assassin’s Creed Mirage and The Crew Motorfest could be pushed into 2024.
Ubisoft replaces E3 2023 show with own event in June
In a statement to VideoGamesChronicle, Ubisoft said that it has decided to “move in a different direction” but didn’t elaborate further. The company did confirm, however, that it’s opting to hold a Ubisoft Forward event on June 12th in Los Angeles.
The dataminer who originally claimed that Ubisoft was delaying Assassin’s Creed Mirage and The Crew Motorfest also said that the company will have more to share on the games at Ubisoft Forward. The official statement seems to have partially corroborated the leak because up until yesterday, there was no word of a Ubisoft Forward event in June.
This development is neither good for Ubisoft nor E3. The former is already struggling with a scant pipeline of new releases, delays, and middling financial performance, and the latter continues to lose major partners.
VGC’s Andy Robinson says he’s “not hearing good things” about E3 2023 and wouldn’t be surprised if it’s called off.