The ESA has been planning a big return for E3. They even hired the PAX organizer, ReedPop. But the big 3 will all be absent at E3 this year. While ESA is trying to downplay it, the other publisher's are rather upset. https://www.ign.com/articles/esa-statement-e3-2023 "There's not a good sense that there's an understanding what this show is going to be or how it will come together, which is strange from a company that does such an amazing job with PAX twice a year," they told IGN in our report yesterday. "It seemed like they'd be the perfect shepherds for something like E3. So who knows where the issue is: Is it an ESA issue? Is it a ReedPop issue?... But there seems to be a lot of genuine interest from game publishers in the concept of E3, but it's really frustrating that we don't have good solutions." I think that the big 3 are just sick of the ESA. Limiting their floor space, banning booth babes, killing all of their fun. I wonder if it would be possible to have E3 without the ESA? If that can't happen, then E3 is dead.