E3 2022 officially canceled; plan to return next summer

e3 2022 canceled

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has officially announced that there will be no E3 2022 convention this year. The popular Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) video game show was scheduled to take place in June this year. Here’s what happened.

E3 2022 canceled

The news was announced by Razer PR Will Powers and later confirmed by ESA to IGN. While there is no proper explanation for the decision, ESA revealed that it aims to take a break so that it can better prepare for next year and come back with a bang next summer. Hence, E3 2023 is officially canceled,

The official statement reads, “We will devote all of our energy and resources to delivering a revitalized physical and digital E3 experience next summer. Whether enjoyed from the show floor or from your favorite devices, 2023 Showcase will bring community, media and industry back together in a new format and interactive experience.,

For those who don’t know, E3 2022 was previously supposed to be an in-person event For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in 2020. However, those plans were later scrapped, suggesting it would be an online event, much like E3 2021. However, E3 isn’t in any form for 2022.

It appears that ESA only wants to conduct a physical event, given the scale at which E3 has usually occurred. Hence, it needs time to prepare for the event. Such events have been badly hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic as organizers had to take them online and cancel in person. Several participating companies have also withdrawn from E3 and more massive shows to announce their products freely online.

It remains to be seen how E3 2023 progresses and we can only hope that there are no cancellations at next year’s event. What’s your take on the cancellation of E3 2022? Let us know in the comments below.

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