For the third-year in a row, E3 is not holding the usual event in June and is instead planning on revamping it for 2023. Sony, EA, Activision Blizzard, and more have completely ditched E3 in the past years to host their own, and Microsoft is doing the same in 2022, according to games journalist Jeff Grubb.
He says: “I’ll probably have more to say on this soon, but it’s in June, not May (…) Well, they might do something in May or September, I don’t know, but I know that they’re planning for an E3-style show in June. (…) They’re talking to partners to get big games in there. That is ongoing right now and it’s March, so it’s not like they can change that train or turn that big ship around. They are heading in that direction and they’re going to do something in that timeframe.”
Personally, I love the E3-season in June. It gathers the gaming industry all-together and everyone unveils their plans for the rest of the year and the upcoming years. It’s truly the Christmas season for gamers. We hope ESA (E3’s organizer) revamps the event to continue to be the golden standard for gaming events.
Check out Jeff Grubb’s podcast below: