E3 2022 has officially been cancelled and the reasons come along with optimism about when the game’s biggest event will return.
Entertainment Software Association organisers have confirmed the cancellation of the Electronic Entertainment Expo completely (E3).
Entertainment Software Association (ESA) decided to plan an E3 event this year, as no events can be conducted in 2020 due to Covid-19 and a digital one in 2021.
In a statement, ESA said to Polygon that E3 2022 is now officially completely cancelled.
Why is the E3 event cancelled?
The video game trade show and marketing event was initially planned to be conducted this year. At the beginning of this year, E3 has again changed the event to an online-only event due to the pandemic. And now it is cancelled.
The reason behind the cancellation of E3 is that many video game industry professionals are found positive for COVID-19.
Professionals verified that after visiting a Game Developers Conference in San Francisco they found positive.
For this reason, developers are also not in favour of hosting the event.
In a statement, ESA said that they will give their energy and resources to present a physical and digital E3Event.
When will the E3 event happen?
Regarding the cancellation of the E3 Event, The ESA, Axios Stephen Totilo tweeted that ‘E3 will return in 2023 with a fresh showcase with new and thrilling video games and industry inventions.
Next year E3 2023 is predicted to be both a digital and in-person event.
E3 2022 is *cancelled* cancelled— TmarTn (@TmarTn) March 31, 2022
Not even a digital event
These events were so special
The end of an era 😢 pic.twitter.com/PDZ9kfjDFa
Summer Game Fest In June
As E3 has been discontinued but there is satisfactory information for fans. A gaming event called the Summer Game Fest will come back in June this year.
Geoff Keighley, a gaming industry insider tweeted, ” Eager to share that @SummerGameFest will make a comeback this June. We’ll be creating another Kickoff live event News, statements and initial looks. Much more to share in a few days with some cool aspects.”
Excited to share that @SummerGameFest will return this June with a slate of events. We'll be producing another Kickoff Live show with announcements, news and first looks.— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) March 31, 2022
Much more to share in the coming weeks, along with some very cool new elements for '22. pic.twitter.com/jjXLG8Xueh