The United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada and Australia all announced their withdrawal from the E3 Expo, a gaming convention, earlier this week.
While it’s hard to say if the UK and Australia will be able to rejoin the convention due to their time zones, it does look like they’re leaving the convention entirely, as the only major new announcements came from Germany.
The European Union’s executive council, or parliament, approved the withdrawal from E3 as part of a motion adopted on Friday, March 2.
The council was asked to review its decision and, if it approves, then the decision will go to the EU’s president, Donald Tusk, for his signature.
While the EU is technically not a member of E3, the move would have been a victory for the E4 conference, which has been taking place in the U.K. since 2015.
The E4 event, which takes place in June in London, is the most prominent gaming event in Europe, and the main event of the year.
The main event was hosted by Sony’s Andrew House, and it was attended by over 100,000 people.
The European Parliament’s decision to cancel E3 also came after a series of protests and protests, which saw gamers demanding the event be canceled.