2008 E3 exhibitor list released

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The ESA today released an up-to-date list of 2008 E3 Media and Business Summit exhibitors and confirmed through early RSVPs that attendance will reach an expected 4,000 visitors. "Clearly companies and attendees value what the E3 Summit offers that nobody else can," ESA CEO Michael D. Gallagher said in a statement that reads less like a pat on the back and more like a defense against cascading doubts posed by Activision's decision to withdraw from the event and discontinue its membership with the organization.

As previously reported and reestablished today, NCsoft, Foundation 9 and Atlus will also skip the trip -- and id Software is still absent from the list. However, LucasArts continues to remain present, despite declining to renew its ESA membership. The complete list of "who's in" is posted after the break.

Full list of exhibitors currently scheduled to participate:
  • 1UP Network
  • Akella
  • Atari Inc.
  • Bethesda Softworks
  • Capcom USA Inc.
  • Crave Entertainment
  • Codemasters
  • D3Publisher of America
  • Deep Silver
  • Disney Interactive Studios, Inc.
  • Electronic Arts
  • Eidos Interactive
  • Fox Interactive Media
  • Indie Games
  • Jagex, Ltd.
  • Konami Digital Entertainment America
  • LucasArts
  • Majesco Entertainment Company
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Midway Games, Inc.
  • MTV Games
  • Namco Bandai Games America, Inc.
  • Natsume, Inc.
  • Nintendo of America Inc.
  • Novint Technologies, Inc.
  • Nyko Technologies
  • Rebellion
  • SEGA of America, Inc.
  • Serious Games Initiative
  • Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.
  • Sony Online Entertainment Inc.
  • Southpeak Interactive
  • Square Enix USA
  • Take-Two Interactive
  • Tecmo
  • THQ Inc.
  • Toshiba America Information Systems
  • Ubisoft Entertainment Inc.
  • Valve Software
  • Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment Inc.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.