Activision is one of the most pivotal third party companies in the industry, with Skylanders and Call of Duty obviously being its most popular properties. While Call of Duty has a somewhat hit or miss history with Nintendo consoles, Skylanders still shows up year after year, with the most recent entry even receiving some special amiibo.
Though Activision has announced that it will be making an appearance at E3 – mostly to show off this year's Call of Duty from Infinity Ward – it will not have a booth on the E3 show floor. Some will no doubt be disappointed by this news, but it's not the first company to be scaling back E3 support somewhat; EA won't even be appearing at the show this year. Scott Lowe – Communications Manager of Activision – recently broke the news on the company's blog, here's what he had to say:
In June, we're going to be at E3 showcasing gameplay from Infinity Ward's ambitious new game. We're looking forward to sharing exciting new details about the next great Call of Duty game in partnership with our friends at PlayStation. We're proud to be participating in this premier video game event, but won't have an Activision booth on the show floor.
Though this new Call of Duty is obviously going to be PlayStation centered, it'll be interesting to see whether or not an NX port will be possible.
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