It seems like E3 2022 will comply with within the footsteps of final yr’s present by being a digital-only occasion. Though the hope after 2021 was a return to an in-person gathering on the Los Angeles Conference Heart (with even town’s mayor crossing his fingers), the continued pandemic has nixed these plans.
In a press release to Enterprise Beat, posted beneath, the ESA confirmed that the coronavirus stays a serious concern so it’s taking part in it secure for another yr:
“Because of the ongoing well being dangers surrounding COVID-19 and its potential impression on the protection of exhibitors and attendees, E3 won’t be held in individual in 2022. We’re nonetheless enthusiastic about the way forward for E3 and look ahead to asserting extra particulars quickly.”
As everyone knows, the pandemic remains to be very a lot a factor, particularly with the Omicron variant working rampant. This isn’t the most important shock on the planet however nonetheless disappointing for followers, builders, and media hoping to reconnect with people in June. Because the pandemic began, E3 has been canceled outright in 2020 and the 2021 version noticed the occasion unfold by means of a collection of livestreams and digital conferences held on the ESA’s web site. If nothing else, it’s going to be attention-grabbing to see how the ESA iterates on final yr’s method.
[Source: Venture Beat]
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