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The Leisure Software program Affiliation confirmed right now that the Digital Leisure Expo (E3) occasion goes to be canceled for 2022.
The ESA had already signaled it might not do a bodily occasion in Los Angeles and it was contemplating changing it with an internet occasion. However now the web occasion can also be canceled.
I had already heard that competitors from Geoff Keighley’s on-line Summer time Recreation Fest, which is returning in June, made it onerous for the digital E3 to get traction. The precedence is to get again to a hands-on expertise at an in-person occasion.
In an announcement supplied to GamesBeat, the ESA mentioned:
E3 will return in 2023 with a reinvigorated showcase that celebrates new and thrilling video video games and business improvements.
We beforehand introduced that E3 wouldn’t be held in individual in 2022 as a result of ongoing well being dangers surrounding COVID-19. Immediately, we announce that there may also be no digital E3 showcase in 2022.
As an alternative, we’ll dedicate all our vitality and assets to delivering a revitalized bodily and digital E3 expertise subsequent summer season. Whether or not loved from the present ground or your favourite units, the 2023 showcase will convey the group, media, and business again collectively in an all-new format and interactive expertise.
We sit up for presenting E3 to followers world wide dwell from Los Angeles in 2023.
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The ESA made some further feedback that signaled its hope of revitalizing the occasion indirectly when it resumes in 2023.
“Our members look to the ESA to ship an expertise that revitalizes the occasion in a brand new and thrilling approach. That’s why we’re utilizing this time to form plans for 2023 and are working with our members to make sure that the revitalized showcase units a brand new normal for hybrid business occasions and fan engagement,” the ESA mentioned. “We sit up for the person showcases deliberate for 2022 and can be a part of the group in celebrating and selling the brand new titles being introduced. ESA made the choice to focus its assets and use this time to form our plans and ship an all-new expertise that delights followers, who’ve the very best expectations for the premier occasion in video video games.”
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