E3 will make a return in 2023

Posted on June 7, 2022 by Tyler Nienburg

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June has always been a big month for fans of the video game industry because this means a bunch of new games will get announced and have everyone prepared for the holiday season. The last 2 years since COVID-19 has come into this world a bunch of conventions had been canceled to prevent the spread of this virus and one of those conventions was E3.

E3 has not taken place since 2019 which is crazy to believe that was 3 years ago. Today, it was revealed that ESA has confirmed E3 will be making its return in 2023 with both a digital and in-person event ESA president and CEO Stan Pierre-Louis said to The Washington Post.

Here is a quote from Stan:

“As much as we love these digital events, and as much as they reach people and we want that global reach, we also know that there’s a really strong desire for people to convene — to be able to connect in person and see each other and talk about what makes games great.”

Over the last few years even with E3 still happening we have seen companies like EA, Sony, and Nintendo do some of their own things. For example, Nintendo hosts a digital presentation during the week of E3, but will still have a giant booth space at the convention while EA has their own event known as EA Play which happens the weekend before E3 and Sony has started to switch to the digital side with State of Play.

Even though E3 isn’t happening in 2022 there are a couple events still happening this month including the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase on Sunday, June 12 and Geoff Keighley’s event Summer Game Fest on Thursday, June 9.

How do you feel about E3 possibly returning in-person next year?

Source: The Washington Post

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Tyler ‘Tyboy’ Nienburg released Rectify Gaming back on December 17th, 2013.Feel free to contact the head of Rectify at Tyler@Rectifygaming.com