E3 2022 is canceled
There will be no more E3 2022 as the gaming expo has been officially canceled both physically and digitally. Several industry insiders have reported that E3 2022 will no longer be held and will be officially cancelled. Confirmation comes as other gaming industry events return to face-to-face meetings. In early 2022, it was confirmed that E3 would not be hosting an in-person event, and that E3 could be played online again.
ESA originally planned an in-person E3 event this year after no events in 2020 due to COVID-19 and a digital event in 2021. Last year, the ESA said it planned for E3 to return to an in-person event this year. , following the cancellation of the 2020 event and a digital version in 2021. The E3 2022 in-person show was canceled earlier this year, but reports have indicated that there are still plans to hold a digital-only version of E3 2022, as happened in 2021. The ESA confirmed in a statement to Polygon that E3 2022 has been canceled entirely, adding that this year's E3 is expected to return in 2023 as an in-person and online event.
When the ESA announced the cancellation, it did not confirm that the E3 2022 showcase would take place within the year, although some speculated that this meant the arrival of the digital turn.
Today we're announcing that there will also be no digital showcase of their games at E3 2022. We previously announced that their game fair will not be held in 2022 due to the ongoing health risks associated with COVID-19. While initial statements suggest that their gaming fair will be online-only for another year, the Electronic Software Association has decided to cancel E3 2022 entirely.
The Entertainment Software Association confirmed today that the 2022 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) event will be canceled. EA recently confirmed that its EA Play 2022 event has also been canceled. After previously canceling the E3 2022 live event, ESA has now informed its partners that there will be no equivalent digital event this year, meaning E3 2022 has been cancelled entirely.
According to Will Powers, PR manager for Razer, an email was sent confirming the complete cancellation of E3 2022. In a tweet, Will Powers, public relations specialist for gaming peripheral manufacturer Razer, revealed that Will Powers received an email claiming that the digital event was cancelled. The look comes from PR chief Will Powers, who apparently received an email from ESA that this year's E3 digital event has been canceled entirely. Allegedly, official letters began to be sent to various companies with notice of the cancellation.
ESA - the company behind the Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3, Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3 - has officially canceled its digital event this year after personally canceling the event in January. Plans were previously announced to host the event digitally instead of a typical physical event, but the group behind it, ESA it, has now confirmed that the show will not take place in any form. On Thursday, the group previously told partners that this year's E3 would not be held as a virtual event after dropping plans to personally bring the show back to Los Angeles due to the ongoing pandemic.
In 2022, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) event organizers are not planning to host in-person events, citing health concerns due to a variant of omicron that just emerged in January, although ESA's statement at the time never made it clear that digital events should be Happened this year. A representative from the Electronic Software Association (ESA), the event's longtime organizer, did not immediately respond to a question from Ars Technicas about canceling E3 2022 or its plans for future E3-themed events this year or next. Back in January, there were rumors that E3 would not take place in 2022. The ESRB has confirmed that this year's E3 event will be digital due to fears of a new Covid-19 strain, although it now appears that the ESA has cancelled E3 2022 entirely. Plan an event.
E3 2022 was originally planned to return to its physical form after canceling in 2020 and introducing virtual meetings in 2021. E3 was originally scheduled to take place this year. E3 is the premier event for the video game industry's annual conference and demo chain, bringing together game developers and publishers from around the world. Today, in the minds of gamers and the gaming industry itself, E3-less is a collection of many events and meetups held every June on Twitch, YouTube, and in and around the Los Angeles Convention Center, not all of which are officially affiliated with the ESA Entertainment Software Association programme.
For starters, the Summer Games Festival is a special summer event hosted by Jeff Keighley that started in 2020 when E3 2022 was canceled. Following news that E3 was completely cancelled, industry veteran and creator of The Game Awards Geoff Keighley announced that the Summer Games Festival online event series will return for the third time in June. In fact, after news of the cancellation started spreading, Game Awards host Geoff Keighley gave a mysterious wink on Twitter, reminding fans that the Summer Games Festival is returning this year to help fill the void at E3 2022. Video games seamlessly stepped in, announcing that his Summer Games Festival was set for June of this year.
ESA plans to revitalize the Electronic Entertainment Expo next year - both in-person and online - with a new, updated format that will hopefully address complaints that E3 has gotten a little dated over the years.