Monday, April 23, 2007

B-Side News: E3 Exhibitor List Revealed

E3 has been drastically reduced in size compared to last year. Expect only 3,500 invite-only attendees.

A definitive list of exhibitors to be at E3 ’07 has been released. Most major publishers will be in attendance, two independent developers, id Software and Foundation 9 Entertainment, and accessory and peripheral manufacturers Logitech and Nyko Technologies.

E3’s exhibit hall this year will be hosted in Santa Monica’s Barker Hanger, with running demos at nearby hotels. 60,000 attendees came out to E3 last year, this year it’s believed that only around 3,500 invite-only guests will attend E3 on July 11-13.

The full list of major publishers expected to attend this year’s E3 is below:

1C Company, Activision, Akella, Atari, Atlus, Buena Vista Games (now Disney Interactive Studios), Capcom, Codemasters, Crave Entertainment, Eidos, Electronic Arts, Konami, LucasArts, Majesco, Microsoft, Midway, Namco Bandai Games, NCsoft, Nintendo, Sega, Sony Computer Entertainment, Sony Online Entertainment, Square Enix, Take-Two Interactive, THQ, Ubisoft, Vivendi Games, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.