This year's E3 will be missing a big member from its show floor, as according to VentureBeat, Oculus has confirmed that it will not have a booth at the event.
Oculus' absence at E3 may be a noticeable one, considering its presence at the event had reportedly been doubling in size each year since its debut at E3 2014. However, attendants can still expect the Oculus Rift headset to show up at Oculus partners and other VR related booths on the show floor.
This year's lack of any upcoming Rift hardware may be a major factor as to why the company decided to skip the event, considering Oculus showcased its VR headset at past E3 events leading up to its release, followed by exhibiting its new Touch controllers last year.
Oculus hasn't had the best year to speak of, with its co-founder Palmer Luckey leaving the company earlier this year. It was also reported that nearly 200 Oculus Live kiosks situated at Best Buy stores were being shut down.
In addition, for the second year running, Electronic Arts will also not be making an appearance at E3. The publisher instead opting to continue its separate EA Play event that was introduced last year.
Even with some big names missing from its roster, E3 2017 will kick off on June 13, and keep in mind that for the first time in its history, the event will be open to the public.