news event E3 2022: very bad news for the event that was supposed to take place online!
Since the pandemic, traditional video game gatherings have been severely impacted, whether it’s E3, gamescom, or even P aris Games Week. However, the organizers opted for a different strategy, which was to develop an online event. Until then, the big video game meetings could continue, but 2022 will be a milestone: E3 simply won’t take place.
- A poorly started 2022 edition
- No E3 this year, like 2020
A poorly started 2022 edition
It’s been a few months since we brought you the story of a year that was going to get complicated for the Los Angeles video gaming crowd.. Just last January, the institution E3 seemed to falter when it was announced that an all-digital event would again take place. In the end, and according to rumors, the internal situation seemed even more worrying, Even mentions a complete cancellation of the 2022 edition due to the competition triggered by the other events of this period.
In the end, the rumors sounded more alarmist than anything. A few weeks ago, some reputable industry insiders said they had received a press release from the ESRB (the American Classification Board) indicating that E3 would indeed be 100% digital. But contrary to the recent announcement of gamescom that for the 2022 edition will be remote but also in physics, none of that will happen: there will be no E3 in physics or remote E3!
No E3 this year, like 2020
During the course of the evening, the video game planet trembled: as in 2020, there will be no E3. This second historic cancellation of one of the most iconic events in the world of video games was reported by Razer’s PR Manager, Will Powers. The latter said he had received an email from ESA announcing the complete cancellation of the 2022 edition of the event, including the online version.
Just got an email… It’s official, E3 Digital is officially canceled for 2022. Lots of mixed feelings about this…
— Will Powers 🛫 NYC (@WillJPowers) March 31, 2022
This decision on the part of the organizer falls like a cleaver, while behind the scenes there was much talk of holding a digital event. Since then, reactions from figures in the field have multiplied, most notably Geoff Keighleythe producer of many shows such as the Summer Game Fest (on the sidelines of E3) and the Opening Night Live (on the sidelines of gamescom), who now has a free field for his event.
However, to reassure gamers around the world, E3 is definitely not dead and buried as ESA looks to return next year. The 2023 edition could then return stronger than ever, and maybe even with a new formula that will give it back its plaudits.. At least we hope so!
Through JinxebWrite to igamesnews.com