It’s going to be yet another year in which the Electronic Entertainment Expo doesn’t have a show floor.
For the third year in a row, the Entertainment Software Association (or ESA, for short) has confirmed that E3 will not take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Due to COVID concerns (namely with the Omicron variant), this year’s show will once again take an all-digital route, with companies providing presentations online. The company made a statement to VentureBeat, explaining, “Due to the ongoing health risks surrounding COVID-19 and its potential impact on the safety of exhibitors and attendees, E3 will not be held in person in 2022. We are nonetheless excited about the future of E3 and look forward to announcing more details soon.”
While the ESA didn’t note which companies would be participating, Microsoft and Nintendo are very likely, along with a number of third party companies.
We’ll see what E3 has in store in the months ahead as we get closer to the summer season. In the meantime, Geoff Keighley has also confirmed that the all-digital Summer Game Fest will also make its return over the summer, with dates yet unspecified.
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