Even with E3 2023 officially cancelled, E3 Week itself is still frontloaded with a week’s worth of marketing and promotions. For all the talk that the video game industry doesn’t need E3 anymore, the industry certainly still seems dependent on E3’s schedule.
As reported by Video Games Chronicle, here’s the basic schedule starting on June 7, 2023, and ending on June 15, 2023.
Wednesday June 7, 9am PT / 12pm ET / 5pm BST: Guerrilla Collective
Thursday June 8, 12pm PT / 3pm ET / 8pm BST: Summer Game Fest 2023 Showcase
Thursday June 8, 2pm PT / 5pm ET / 10pm BST: Day of the Devs
Thursday June 8, 3pm PT / 6pm ET / 11pm BST: Devolver Direct
Friday June 9, 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm BST: Access-Ability Summer Showcase
Friday June 9, 12pm PT / 3pm ET / 8pm BST: Tribeca Games Spotlight
Saturday June 10, 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm BST: Future of Play Direct
Saturday June 10, 9am PT / 12pm ET / 5pm BST: Wholesome Games 2023
Saturday June 10, 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm BST: Future Games Show
Sunday June 11, 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm BST: Xbox Games Showcase & Starfield Direct
Sunday June 11, 1pm PT / 4pm ET / 9pm BST: PC Gaming Show
Sunday June 11, 3pm PT / 6pm ET / 11pm BST: Final Fantasy XVI Pre-Launch Celebration
Monday June 12, 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm BST: Ubisoft Forward
Tuesday June 13, 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm BST: Xbox Games Showcase Extended
Wednesday June 14, 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7pm BST: UploadVR Showcase
Thursday June 15, 8pm PT / 11pm ET / 4am BST (Friday): RGG Studio Summit Summer 2023
Now, Video Games Chronicle has adopted the idea that this weekend now belongs to Summer Games Fest, but that is, honestly, demeaning to every other company that has set up their own separate presentations. There is no need to make it out like E3 suddenly no longer exists, after nearly three decades of legacy making June the biggest date for video game promotions.
Notably, Nintendo of America is conspicuous in its absence. As of right now, the company is actually busy running its Splatoon 3 Championship 2023 Qualifiers. This is in anticipation of their first Nintendo Live event this September, where they will be holding the finals of the tournament.
It certainly isn’t that Nintendo doesn’t have any games planned later for this year, with Pikmin 4 still waiting for a final release date. It still isn’t too late for Nintendo to unveil a digital event, and possibly a corresponding Treehouse Live, for either this week or the next.