Xbox Head Phil Spencer Confirms Microsoft Will Attend E3 as Always; The ESA Releases a Special Statement

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Xbox Head Phil Spencer Confirms Microsoft Will Attend E3 as Always; The ESA Releases a Special Statement

The calendar says something different, but it looks like we're actually deep in 2019, as Sony is officially skipping E3 — with Head of Xbox Phil Spencer proudly announcing that Microsoft and "Team Xbox" will attend the highly anticipated show as always.

"Our team is hard at work on E3, we look forward to sharing with all who love to play what's ahead for us. Our artform has consistently been propelled by the cross-section of creativity and technical progress. 2020 is a milestone year in that journey for Team Xbox," Spencer wrote on Twitter a few minutes after yesterday's confirmation of Sony's (in?)famous decision. 

"The fans are an amazing part of E3 every year for me and the team. Respecting and talking with the fans is such special part of the show each year," the executive vice-president of Gaming at Microsoft added.

It's definitely good news, especially with The Big M's biggest competitor at the console market bailing out of E3.

Additionally, the ESA — which organises and runs E3 each year — has released the following statement regarding Sony's decision to jump off the E3 bandwagon for the second year in a row:

E3 is a signature event celebrating the video game industry and showcasing the people, brands and innovations redefining entertainment loved by billions of people around the world. E3 2020 will be an exciting, high-energy show featuring new experiences, partners, exhibitor spaces, activations, and programming that will entertain new and veteran attendees alike. Exhibitor interest in our new activations is gaining the attention of brands that view E3 as a key opportunity to connect with video game fans worldwide.”