the ESA – the company behind the Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3 — has officially canceled its digital-only event this year after the in-person event was canceled back in January. The result? No E3 of any kind in 2022.
But the event won’t stay dead for long (theoretically). ESA plans to revitalize the show next year – as an in-person and online event – in a new, refreshed format that will hopefully address complaints that E3 has become a bit stale over the years.
“We will focus all of our energy and resources on delivering a revitalized physical and digital E3 experience next summer,” the Entertainment Software Association said in a statement shared by IGN.
“Whether on the show floor or on your favorite devices, Showcase 2023 will bring the community, media and industry back together in a whole new format and interactive experience. We look forward to bringing E3 fans around the world live from Los Angeles in 2023.”
While you might hear sighs of relief from news writers around the world, gamers needn’t worry – there are still plans to deliver a slew of sizzling world premiere commercials straight to your eyeballs around the same time.
After announcing the end of E3 2022, always-clothed super host Geoff Keighley announced that Summer Game Fest would return to fill that game-promotional void in your life.
“I am pleased to announce that Summer Game Fest will return with a series of events this June,” Keighley noted in a tweet. “We will be producing another Kickoff Live show with announcements, news and first looks. There’s a lot more to share in the coming weeks, along with some very cool new elements for ’22.”
In 2021, Summer Game Fest was a month-long program of revelations, streams, interviews and more, all led by a live kickoff show with more than 30 revelations and announcements.
Expect the spectacle to be even grander this time around, as Keighley won’t be vying for the limelight with – effectively – anyone else.
https://www.vg247.com/e3-2022-cancelled-summer-game-fest E3 2022 is canceled but Geoff Keighley will continue to deliver the ads