E3 2022 has officially been cancelled

Both in-person and digital events are off the table for E3 2022.

We all had our doubts after hearing E3 2022’s in-person event was cancelled. But, we still held onto hope. Though they went ahead with a virtual, online-only event last year, it seems this year won’t be the same case. The ESA has now confirmed to its partners that there will be no E3 2022 event this year.

E3 2022 cancellation

Razer PR lead Will Powers originally caught onto the news through an email. The email was sent out, informing all partners of the cancelled E3 event. Many people expressed their disappointment in the comments, some clinging to the fact that the tweet was posted mear April Fools Day. However, it’s no April Fools joke—there will be no E3 this year.

Originally, the ESA had planned to move forward with E3. However, back in January, they put out a statement informing people the in-person event was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. The hope for a digital event shattered with this news, coupled with an official statement from the ESA:

“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.”

Will there be an E3 2023?

Despite the cancellation, the ESA adds they can “focus its resources” for their next event. So, even if E3 2022 is officially cancelled, they want to move forward with E3 2023. Other events, such as the PC Gaming Show, plan to move forward in presenting despite E3’s choice to not host. Although we’re all sad to see the E3 event won’t be happening this year, we can look forward to what the organization plans to bring in the future.

Via, IGN.

Erin Vieira

Writer, artist, cosplayer, D&D player, Final Fantasy lover, and Bayonetta enthusiast Erin Vieira says that although they were born amongst mortals, someday they will exist as an unknown entity of the void. There will still be video games there, of course.
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