After months of speculation and little to no communication, the ESA has officially confirmed the inevitable.
Prior to this news, the ESA (Entertainment Software Association) intended to have an in-person event for E3 2022; however, this was expectedly cancelled in January due to the continuing COVID-19 strains. It was unknown if ESA intended to have a digital-only event web portal, similarly to E3 2021. Companies that usually attend E3 were met with silence for months.
News of the cancellation started with Razer PR lead Will Powers confirming that an email from the ESA was sent out confirming the cancellation. Through IGN, the ESA has released the following statement:
“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.”
With E3 2022 now cancelled, companies will have to look to other venues this summer for presenting info on their upcoming lineup of games.
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