E3 2022 has been canceled entirely, with plans to return next year as an in-person and online event
E3 2022 is over – it won’t happen this year in any way. The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced on Thursday that it will cancel the 2022 edition of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) entirely. The organizers first emailed the information to the event partners and the publisher. E3 2022 was supposed to be an online-only event this summer, after plans for an in-person experience were scrapped earlier this year. ESA has now said it plans to return with E3 in 2023 as a combination of online and in-person events.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, E3 was canceled entirely in 2020 and then went digital in 2021. The 2021 show was free to watch online and featured the biggest names in the gaming industry, including Nintendo, Ubisoft, Xbox, Square Enix, Capcom. and Warner Bros. ESA hoped to return to the show this year with a live audience. However, those plans were scrapped in January due to a surge in COVID cases in the US.
Now, in a statement to Polygon, the ESA has confirmed that the Expo will not be held digitally this year. Organizers now plan to return in 2023 with an updated and interactive format. ESA should make a more detailed announcement soon.
Geoff Keighley at the Game Awards after E3 2022 is cancelled took The game is reminding fans on Twitter that Summer Game Fest will go ahead as planned. It will take place in June and is expected to bring exciting live shows, including a KickOff show hosted by Keighley. Over the past few years, Summer Game Fest has hosted Activision, Electronic Arts, Epic Games, PlayStation, Steam, Capcom and more. saw the participation of well-known game companies such as
E3 has waned in popularity in recent years, with companies such as EA, Sony, and Xbox opting to hold their own events alongside it.
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