The organizers of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) have confirmed that the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) for this year has been canceled altogether.
This year, ESA initially planned an in-person E3 event in 2020 due to COVID-19 and a digital one in 2021. ESA said in a statement to Polygon that E3 2022 was canceled in its entirety. The news was initially reported via a tweet by Razer PR lead Will Powers.
“We will devote all of our energy and resources to delivering a revitalized physical and digital E3 experience next summer,” the organization said in a statement. “Whether enjoyed on the show floor or from your favorite devices, the 2023 Showcase will bring community, media and industry back together in a new format and interactive experience,” ESA said.
Just got an email… It’s official, officially canceled for E3 Digital 2022. There are a lot of mixed feelings about this…
— Will Powers NYC (@WillJPowers) 31 March 2022
ESA also confirmed that E3 2023 will be held in Los Angeles. “E3 will return in 2023 with a showcase celebrating new and exciting video game and industry innovations,” the organization said. E3 2021 featured participation from game companies including Nintendo, Ubisoft, Xbox, Square Enix, Capcom and Warner Bros., and was free to watch.
“Our members look to ESA to provide an experience that reimagines the event in a new and exciting way,” adds ESA. “So we are using this time to shape plans for 2023 and working with our members to ensure that the revived Showcase Hybrid sets a new standard for industry events and fan engagement. Is.”
excited to share it @SummerGameFest Will return this June with a list of programs. We will be producing another kickoff live show with announcements, news and first looks.
With more to share in the coming weeks, along with some pretty cool new elements for ’22. pic.twitter.com/jjXLG8Xueh
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) 31 March 2022
Geoff Keighley, host of The Game Awards and Summer Game Fest, tweeted that the event would return in June of this year. He tweeted – “Excited to share that @SummerGameFest will return with a slate of events this June. We’ll be producing another kickoff live show with announcements, news and first looks. Sharing in the coming weeks And so much more for ’22, along with some pretty cool new elements to ’22.
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