Since the appearance of the coronavirus, the habits of gamers have been greatly turned upside down. In June 2020, in full expansion of the pandemic, the organizers of E3 simply decided to cancel the annual meeting of video game enthusiasts. And last year, it turned into an all-digital event, the first in history. The Los Angeles Convention Center remained deserted.
Would the virtual be a godsend for E3?
Unfortunately, it seems that we have to deal with a completely digital show again this year. Indeed, in an interview with GamesBeat, the organizers announced that they preferred to give up organizing the face-to-face event again this year.
“Due to the ongoing health risks surrounding COVID-19 and its potential impact on the safety of exhibitors and attendees, E3 will not be held in-person in 2022. We remain incredibly excited about the future of the E3 and we look forward to announcing more details soon.
A decision that may surprise, especially when you know that the Consumer Electronic Show, held in Las Vegas, was held face-to-face. If the E3 organizers did not indicate how their show would be held this year, they added, however, that they were “excited by the possibilities offered by an online event”.