This This – The company behind Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E3 – After canceling the live event in January, it officially canceled its digital-only event this year. result? There won’t be any kind of E3 in 2022.
But the event won’t last long (in theory). ESA plans to revive the show next year in a new, updated format — as an in-person and online event — that will hopefully address complaints that E3 has become somewhat stale over the years.
In a statement shared by IGN, the Entertainment Software Association said: “Next summer, we will dedicate all our energy and resources to delivering a refreshed physical and digital E3 experience.”
“Whether enjoying it on the show floor or on your favorite device, the 2023 Showcase will bring the community, media and industry back together in a new format and interactive experience. We look forward to showing E3 live in Los Angeles to fans around the world Los Angeles in 2023.”
While you may hear sighs of relief from news writers around the world, gamers don’t need to worry — there are still plans to put a slew of sizzling world premieres in your eye around the same time.
After announcing the demise of E3 2022, perpetual jacket-wearing superhost Geoff Keighley announced that Summer Game Fest is returning to fill the gaming ad-shaped void in your life.
“It’s a pleasure to share that the Summer Games Festival will return this June with a series of events,” noted Keighley in a tweet. “We’ll be making another Kickoff Live show with announcements, news and debuts. More to be shared in the coming weeks, as well as some really cool new elements from 22 years.”
In 2021, Summer Game Fest is a month-long event of showcases, livestreams, interviews, and more, all featuring a live kick-off show, hosting more than 30 showcases and announcements.
Given that Keighley won’t be competing for the spotlight with—effectively—anyone else, expect the spectacle to be even more spectacular this time around.