The floor map for GDC (Game Developers Conference) 2016 has been revealed, and sadly, there is no Nintendo booth to be found.

There are still small spaces available, but it seems unlikely that Nintendo would take them. Nintendo do have three small Business Meeting Rooms booked, but are absent on the South Hall show floor.

This move is in line with how Nintendo has approached E3 for the past few years. In 2013, Nintendo scaled back and held no traditional press conference. Since then, they tend to shift focus to Nintendo Direct streams to make announcements. 

Originally called the Computer Game Developers Conference, the first GDC conference was held in 1988 in a San Jose living room. GDC is now the world’s largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry, attracting over 26,000 attendees.

Photo: Marcin Chady

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