The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced a few weeks ago that there will be no in-person attendance at the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) gaming convention this year. The company says that it has been decided to cancel in-person attendance due to health concerns during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Now according to a new report, it seems that the event has been completely canceled.
VentureBeat Journalist Jeff Grubb said in a TikTok video, “E3 is cancelled. Well, physically it’s cancelled, digitally probably too.”
E3 is losing its sheen with several major players like Sony and Nintendo opting for a standalone event instead.
To recall, ESA was forced to cancel the 2020 event due to COVID-19. In 2021, it was organized as a virtual-only event, provided free of cost to all. However, still a lot of publishers preferred to release teasers and trailers for upcoming games through their channels.
If the report is to be believed, the question arises as to what will replace E3 in the time frame. A major event taking place around that time is the Summer Games Fest, with the dates to be announced soon. We expect it to take center stage if E3 doesn’t happen this year.
Summer Game Fest was launched in 2020 as an additional event where video game publishers and developers could reveal new information about some of their upcoming titles.
We recommend that you take this news with a pinch of salt, considering that ESA hasn’t revealed any updates related to it. Instead, the official website for E3 continues to host content saying that the event will take place this year. In addition, the organization said in a recently released statement that it is “incredibly excited about the future of E3 and looks forward to announcing more details soon.”
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