After being digital for the last two years, the ESA has confirmed that E3 has been fully cancelled in 2022. This means there will be absolutely no E3 this year, although I’m not sure how much that means to the average reader as I’m sure that the likes of Xbox, Nintendo and Ubisoft will still hold digital conferences in June.
Geoff Keighley has been very quick to capitalise on the announcement confirming that Summer Game Fest would kick off with a major showcase in June with big announcements, news and first looks.
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.
E3 will return in 2023 with a reinvigorated showcase that celebrates new and exciting video games and industry innovations.
We previously announced that E3 would not be held in person in 2022 due to the ongoing health risks surrounding COVID-19. Today, we announce that there will also be no digital E3 showcase in 2022.
Instead, 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.