Microsoft And Nintendo Confirm That They Will Be At E3 2019

Who needs Sony?

In the wake of Sony’s decision not to hold a press conference at E3 for the first time since its inauguration, both Microsoft and Nintendo have confirmed their commitment to the show.

Microsoft’s Phil Spencer took to Twitter to affirm their support for the show, and without Sony hosting an easily compared press conference, the company will almost have the stage to themselves. Even this year, their more traditional press conference saw them hosting numerous third parties on their stage alongside their first party titles for next autumn, which for 2019 are expected to include Gears 5 and the next Forza Motorsport game.

While Nintendo no longer host traditional press events, instead holding one of their irregular Nintendo Direct streams and following it with a more in depth series of Treehouse streams, Reggie Fils-Aime’s words were included in the ESA’s statement about next year’s show.

He said, “E3 is an outstanding opportunity for us to share new games and experiences with fans and business partners from across the globe. Every year, we discuss what will be the best way for us to take advantage of the next E3 show in order to bring smiles to people’s faces.”

Certainly, with the Switch set to be in its third year on the market, next E3 should be the time where a number of major projects come to fruition. Nintendo have already teased Metroid Prime 4, Animal Crossing and a new mainline Pokémon game, but will surely have more to talk about.

via Eurogamer

5 Comments

  1. Any excuse to try get some sort of lime light MS will take digs. Petty

    • That’s a bit unfair. All he said was MS will be at E3 2019. In reply to the people in charge of E3 tweeting a link to a press release about E3.

      • Nah no Phil, on Twitter the Xbox page takes a dig at PlayStation subliminal

  2. All eyes on MS at E3 where they may announce their new console… a disc-less xbox1
    It’s rumoured to be releasing next year so it might be announced well before E3.

  3. Correct me if i am wrong. But didn’t MS ditch E3 This year in favour of doing their own thing?
    How is Sony’s decision any different to that? Phil must have a short memory.

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