Rumor: EA out of E for All [Update]

FiringSquad is reporting that Electronic Arts may have pulled out of the inaugural E for All Expo. If true, this does not bode well for the fledgling expo intended to be a consumer replacement for E3. Sony and Microsoft have already said they will not attend the event. Nintendo is currently the only major confirmation and the industry PR rumor-mill has it that involved something other than Nintendo's enthusiastic wish to attend.

FiringSquad noticed that the EA exhibitor announcement has been removed from the E for All Expo webiste, also the revolving list of company logos on the site no longer features EA. Currently the list of those not attending the event is a who's who of the industry beyond the big three, including Activision, Capcom, NCSoft, Sega, Midway and others. Looks like E for All may need to be renamed Nintendo-Con '08.

Update: IDG, the company behind E for All, contacted FiringSquad to say that EA will still be attending. Their statement reads in part, "IDG World Expo would like to confirm that (Electronic Arts) is participating in this year's event." FiringSquad has yet to hear back from EA and there was no explanation as to why EA was removed from the expo's promotion website.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.