It’s not very surprising, but it seems like E3 is finally going to be canceled this year. Not simply canceled as with “instead we’ll do it digitally”, but canceled canceled, as in “no E3 at all this year”.
E3 never specifically announced a digital conference this year, but it’s been in limbo since January. ESA initially announced they wouldn’t be holding it in person in January, and weeks later, industry insider and gaming journalist Jeff Grubb said it most likely wouldn’t come back in digital format either. Now we have the confirmation.
That doesn’t mean there won’t be lengthy, ad-filled game announcement streams this summer, though, as Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest is still happening – and it looks like Keighley is well aware that the E3 crown is about to close win is because he just tweeted this seconds after the news broke:
Look, we’re not saying E3 might have been stabbed in the shadows, but if he was, we’d know who to suspect. Especially since Geoff apparently had this follow-up ready:
Could this be the end of E3 as we know it? Is this even surprising news after so many companies have exited in recent years? Will Keighley’s Game Fest almost replace it… or did it years ago? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/03/looks-like-e3-2022-is-officially-cancelled Looks like E3 2022 has officially been cancelled