Following on the heels of EA’s retreat from E3, Activision has also announced that they’ll be eschewing a booth on the show floor.
So things are getting kind of odd in E3-land. As of right now, two of the biggest and most prolific publishers in the biz will not be showing anything on the floor of the convention center in LA come this June.
While EA will be having an offsite show though, one that’ll be open to the public, Activision will apparently not be doing much of anything in an official capacity. That’s not however, to say that there won’t be anything worth talking about as goes the publisher.
As you might imagine, Call of Duty will indeed be present and accounted for, as a new game will be announced and shown off. Since there’s no Activision booth, you’ll have to head over to the Sony area to see and possibly play the game, but it will be there. And although they didn’t mention it, I think it’s pretty safe to assume that other Activision titles will be at additional partner booths as well.
Still though, even with games from the publisher still hanging around, it’ll definitely be kind of weird not to see a full-blown booth in the convention center. With two big time pubs pulling out too, it bears watching to see just how far this newfound distancing goes, from what’s traditionally been one of the largest gaming shows of the year.