By Scott C.
It is official, no E3 2022 at all this year.
Before the news broke yesterday, there was a little bit of hope that perhaps E3 2022 would be held virtually after the ESA canceled the summer in-person part of the show back in January. But now, fans will get nothing at all this year. Luckily, gamers can look forward to Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest this June (virtually) with more details to be shared soon by him.
The last E3 in-person event was in 2019, while 2020 had no show held in Los Angeles due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, there was a virtual show, but it did not carry the same level of excitement compared to the in-person event. In my opinion, the other magical part of E3 is in-person, like seeing the booths, talking to people, seeing the games yourself, and feeding off of the collective excitement. In 2018, I had the pleasure attending, so I know what a full E3 is like for all.
Currently, the ESA is focusing on changing things up and more to make E3 2023 (in-person) a real possibility. Yet, more importantly, let’s see what the game publishers will have next year when it comes to a lineup. That said, 2022 was being eyed as the year of in-person E3 returning, thanks to several promises being made last year like we are getting today. Yet all we got was…a full cancellation.
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