The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has confirmed that the Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) 2022 has been cancelled, even after shifting to an all-digital format due to the ongoing pandemic. E3 2021 was also held virtually, but it looks like the ESA couldn’t make that happen again this year.
The games showcase was cancelled in 2020 due to the rise in Covid-19 cases, and returned in 2021 as a digital collection of developer streams instead of the physical conferences it’s become known for.
E3 has been considered one of the biggest gaming and entertainment events for years, beginning in 1995 and quickly becoming a staple of the industry for new reveals and information.
With E3 no longer on the table, more game developers and publishers are likely going to be hosting their own digital showcases or will partner with pre-existing brands to be featured in theirs.
E3 will return in 2023 as a reinvigorated showcase that celebrates new and exciting video games and industry innovations. The revitalized E3 2023 is being planned as a physical and digital experience that aims to bring community, media, and the industry as a whole together via an all-new format that includes interactive experiences. The physical portion of the event will be held live in Los Angeles.