In an official post on E3 ‘s social media, they have confirmed what many suspected—the end of an era.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo, hosted by the Entertainment Software Association, began in 1995 as a trade event to show off the latest and upcoming video game software and hardware. While it had some hiccups ups over the years, it was viewed by many as THE place to debut a game or console. At its height, the event brought in over 70,000 in attendance.
In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, E3 was canceled for the first time. The following year, the ESA took it online, but it was not the same, and the industry clamored for a return to form. Unfortunately, the event failed to return in 2022 and 2023, causing many to wonder if the end was near.
On December 12, 2023, the ESA and E3 put out a public statement that E3 is officially over.
Thanks for all the great memories, E3. We will miss you.
Steve is the Senior Editor of NintendoFuse and co-host of the NintendoFuse Podcast. He’s been a Nintendo gamer since age 6 and has been on staff with NintendoFuse since 2008.