One of the most disappointing news from June was the cancellation of the yearly E3 convention. The age-old convention focused on everything videogames skipped 2022, citing unpreparedness. While Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest filled up the void left by E3, many missed the event overseen by the Entertainment Software Association.
Fortunately, ESA confirmed that the event will take place in 2023 in both digital and physical formats. After months of silence, we finally get confirmation of it returning back next year.
Reedpop, known for hosting various comic cons and being the parent company of numerous video game websites will take the mantle of running the flagship industry event.
E3 will also feature a revamped format, in which the first two days of E3 2023 (June 13-14) are only open to businesses. On the third day (June 15), the event will welcome both business and consumer visitors. The final day (June 16) will dedicate itself to the consumers.
One portion of the LA Convention Center will be the camping ground for business, with comfortable booths and areas to network. The other half of the convention centre will be the usual E3 everyone loves and adore.
“E3 is one of the global gaming industry’s few opportunities to come together, unite as one loud voice, and show the world what it is creating,” said ReedPop VP of Gaming Kyle Marsden-Kish.
“Our vision is to reunite the industry by re-establishing the traditional E3 week, bring back that spark, and restore E3’s role as a truly magical global showcase event for game creators and consumers.”
Hopefully, the revamped E3 2023 help the event reach its glory status. This is the first in-person event happening after three whole years. Naturally, expectations are high, and excitement is through the roof.