Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3, has been canceled for 2022. There will be no digital show or physical show this June. A physical show was initially planned but canceled, leaving the digital show in limbo. However, we now know the digital and physical show will be canceled.
E3 2022 Officially Cancelled
News of E3 2022’s cancellation began after the public relations lead of Razer, Will Powers, tweeted that ’emails were sent out regarding the cancellation of E3.
The cancellation of E3 2020 was due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Last year, the physical show was canceled, with many developers utilizing digital formats. Many devs and companies are opting to use digital formats. It was not hard to see E3 would have to adjust.
Official Statement from ESA
The ESA released an official statement to IGN.com, confirming the cancellation. In the statement, a spokesperson said, “We will devote all our energy and resources to delivering a revitalized physical and digital E3 experience next summer.”
“Whether enjoyed from the show floor or your favorite devices, the 2023 showcase will bring the community, media, and industry back together in an all-new format and interactive experience.”
“We look forward to presenting E3 to fans around the world live from Los Angeles in 2023.”
The ESA adds that the 2022 showcase has been canceled so the organization can “focus its resources” on the 2023 show.
E3 has been a staple in the gaming community for the past 26 years. Developers from around the world looked to showcase the games they have been working on. Since digital events like Nintendo Direct, Sony’s State of Play, and Summer Game Fest have had plenty of success, other developers may follow suit.
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