It appears Wargaming and Disney Interactive will skip this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. The two companies told VentureBeat they will not have booths at this year’s E3. A spokesperson for Wargaming, who is best known for World of Tanks, said of the news:
“From a company perspective, we’re focusing a large majority of activities on events focused on our players and community. Whether it’s a small group of players or hundreds at one of our player gatherings, they’re our main priority. From a strictly business perspective, E3 just doesn’t fit our current direction. It’s a show that is very centralized on retail product, and as a free-to-play digital download gaming company, we’ve realized that while the show may be a good fit for lots of other publishers and developers, it’s currently not a great fit for us. And, of course, we appreciate all that the ESA does in their legislative efforts and their work to raise and discuss issues surrounding video gaming as an industry, hobby and way of life.”
John Vignocchi, VP of Production for Disney Interactive stated via his Twitter, “We’re focused on different activations throughout the year that allow us to engage directly with our fans and community.”
This marks another two publishers skipping E3 this year as Electronic Arts and Activision will not have a booth at the show this year.
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