Activision has revealed that the publisher is skipping having a booth at E3 2019, likely due to lack of major AAA releases. Gamers can still expect some kind of showing from Call of Duty at the show, but that’s about it. The huge publisher will be present at this years E3, they just won’t have a booth for gamers to visit on the floor of the convention.
The company did basically the same thing back in 2016, owing to the release of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. That year they showed new games and upcoming releases via other press conferences, and the same thing will likely happen this year too.
For those waiting for more news, there is a bit of good news coming for Call of Duty fans. In a tweet posted by the official E3 Twitter account, it has been confirmed that the unknown new title will get a slot at the E3 Coliseum event. Some gamers are speculating that this move is a direct consequence of Sony dropping from E3 2019, but this has not been confirmed. And while it’s curious as to why Activision did not use Microsoft or another presser to announce their big new titles, it’s their decision nonetheless.
It’s possible that since Activision doesn’t have that many big releases coming around this time, they may have decided to forgo the expense of a huge booth like the ones fans expect. Activision doesn’t have Destiny to worry about anymore. That really only leaves them with game franchises like Call of Duty and Spyro, with various releases in each franchise.