For official events this year, E3 is confirmed to be out of the question altogether. While COVID-19 had a stranglehold on the annual show closing its doors in 2020, the event did return with an online-only hosting the year after in 2021. But despite the interest of organizer Electronic Software Association, several industry faces corroborate the same conclusion that E3 is not happening this year.
Elsewhere, it was stated from GamesBeat’s Jeff Grubb that Microsoft is to hold its own event later this June despite the fallout of 2022’s E3. In the video, Grubb explains that previous claims for a May event is not true with June being the expected timeframe for the Xbox-Bethesda show this year. There are whispers of a possible September show too, but that has yet to be validated.
Recently, Bethesda says it will be hosting QuakeCon once more in 2022. Alike last August for QuakeCon 2021, this year’s event will be held exclusively online. “Like you, we’re disappointed to not return to Dallas this year. An event of this size requires months of planning, and in this case, we had to make decisions when there was still too much uncertainty to commit to successfully executing an in-person QuakeCon.”
The team does address next year will be the return to its in-person show. “We’re committed to returning with our full in-person festival in 2023, and already looking forward to reconnecting with friends, a massive BYOC packed with your latest custom PC creations, our wild contests, and tons of great new games and hardware for attendees to try out.”
Additionally, August is another big month for gaming shows with Gamescom to be held then as well. Organizer GAME said the annual event will be returning to Cologne, Germany with the annual Gamescom Opening Night Live show returning as well. You can read the full report by heading here.
Are you excited for the upcoming plans for QuakeCon 2022?
QuakeCon is to take place on August 18, 2022 to August 20, 2022.