E3, ESA’s Legendary Video Game Show, Has Been Cancelled, And No, It’s Not An April Fool’s Day Joke. This was announced by the organization itself to its employees via email. This was officially confirmed by Razer’s PR manager, Will Powers, on Twitter.
This comes shortly after the announcement of the cancellation of the face-to-face event for this year, returning to be done, initially, online, just like last year. With that rumors have started to emerge that the digital event may also be canceledsomething that, as we see, happened.
In a statement shared with IGN, The ESA reveals that the fair is preparing and will return next year with renewed energy and in person as usual. Part of the reason for cancellation is to do the organization is focusing its resources to make next year’s event something great.
“We will devote all our energy and resources to providing a physical experience and digital revitalized from E3 for next year. Whether you enjoy it from the showroom or from your favorite devices. In 2023, E3 will once again bring together community, media and industry in an all-new format.“, indicates the press release.
Summer Game Fest will replace E3
For its part, the Summer Game Fest, an event signed Geoff Keighley, will replace E3 this year., being celebrated during the days of the same. On Twitter, Jeff Grubb, already an industry veteran, published the major publishers’ decision to opt for Geoff’s event. This is another reason why the ESA has decided to disband this year’s show.
be honest, E3 had already been in the doldrums for years, losing publishers and companies every yearIt’s just another nail in the coffin. Geoff, for his part, manages to get more mentions and big announcements for his event every year that left E3 a shadow of its former self.. For some there may be a slight feeling that Keighley ‘stole Christmas’ or that he is nothing more than ‘a villain who shoots lightning from his fingers”but everything has its time the industry needs to move on and leaving E3 behind can be part of it.
It remains to be seen whether the fair will return next year.will largely depend on the support of the Summer Game Fest and subsequent corporate support for the ESA show. In this sense, it is also rumored that Xbox is partnering with different publishers to set up their own Event Model E3 somewhere in June.
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