Activision backs out of E3, little alarm bells ring

Friday, 2nd May 2008 07:40 GMT By Patrick Garratt

According to this GamingNexus report, Activision won’t be attending E3 at all this year.

“After careful consideration, for business reasons Activision has decided not to participate in any official E3 activities,” said the publisher in a statement. “We wish the ESA best of luck with the show.”

Uh oh. We’re not sure if this means we’re going to see a slew of companies backing out, but we’re already hearing mass confusion about the event again, with “we don’t know what’s going on” seeming to be a favourite phrase among publishers at the moment.

More soon.

Update: This GI story reckons Activision will be holding a separate event on the same week as the show.



  1. Blerk

    E3′s doomed, man. Leipzig’s the new gaming mecca. Or it would be if that wasn’t all confused now. ‘kin hell.

    #1 7 years ago
  2. patlike

    Hmm. I do know people have already got their space at the show, so I’m not sure if this is just a one off. It may be to do with the merger, tbh.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. Blerk is saying they’re holding their own event the same week.

    #3 7 years ago
  4. patlike


    #4 7 years ago
  5. AMG is saying that becasue it’s in the original GamingNexus report.

    #5 7 years ago
  6. patlike

    You don’t think we “read” things, do you?

    #6 7 years ago

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