Organizers of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) have confirmed that this year’s annual Electronic Entertainment Expo has been canceled altogether. Also Read – Top Crime Series To Watch Online Now: House of Secrets, Ted Bundy Tapes, Tiger King and More
This year, ESA initially planned an E3 in-person event with no events due to Covid-19 in 2020 and a digital event in 2021. ESA said in a statement to Polygon that E3 2022 was canceled in its entirety. The news was initially announced via a tweet from Razer PR Lead Will Powers. Also read – Google Meet gets comments during meetings, PiP mode and more
“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 on the show floor or from your favorite devices, the 2023 showcase will bring community, media and industry back together in a brand new format and interactive experience,” said ESA. Also Read – Government takes action against EV brands found responsible for catching electric scooter on fire
Just got an email… It’s official, E3 digital has been officially canceled for 2022. Lots of mixed feelings about this…
— Will Powers 🛫 NYC (@WillJPowers) March 31, 2022
ESA also confirmed that E3 2023 would be held in Los Angeles.” E3 returns in 2023 with a showcase celebrating new and exciting video game and industry innovations,” the organization said. E3 2021 featured the participation of game companies including Nintendo, Ubisoft, Xbox, Square Enix, Capcom and Warner Bros., and was free to watch.
“Our members count on the ESA to provide an experience that revitalizes the event in a new and exciting way,” added the ESA. “That’s why we’re using this time to shape plans for 2023 and work with our members to ensure the revitalized showcase sets a new standard for hybrid industry events and fan engagement.”
Excited to share that @SummerGameFest will return in June with a series of events. We are going to produce another Kickoff Live show with announcements, news and first looks.
Lots more to share in the coming weeks, along with some very cool new elements for ’22. pic.twitter.com/jjXLG8Xueh
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) March 31, 2022
Geoff Keighley, the host of The Game Awards and Summer Game Fest, tweeted that the event will return in June this year. He tweeted: “I’m excited to share that @SummerGameFest returns in June with a series of events. We are going to produce another Kickoff Live show with announcements, news and first looks. Lots more to share in the coming weeks, along with some really cool new elements for ’22.”