New evidence has emerged that the Entertainment Software Association has canceled holding E3 events for the next two years 2024 and 2025.
The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) will cancel E3 event editions for 2024 and 2025, according to some newly emerged public filings. This development further underscores the belief that E3 may never recover from its cancellation in 2023.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo has clearly lost some of its appeal over the past decade as more and more major publishers have begun to focus on making their own events rather than sharing the cycle’s attention. news with competitors. And while that trend isn’t necessarily going to threaten the show’s survival, E3 seems to have struggled a lot since the outbreak of COVID-19, which is seen as the main reason why E3 2020 and 2022 Canceled. The pandemic also prompted the organizers to try an online-only format for E3 2021, which received a lukewarm response from both gamers and developers.
The show’s latest run marked the most abandoned event to date, as E3 2023 was canceled at the end of March as most publishers were no longer interested in the event. And while its organizers said they didn’t necessarily give up on the event, it looks like they’ve decided to scrap E3’s next two hostings. Specifically, a conference sales summary from the June 21 meeting of the Los Angeles City Tourism Board bluntly states that E3 2024 and 2025 have been cancelled, as spotted by ResetEra user Rosti.
This disclosure does not rule out another attempt in the near future, such as the continuation of a virtual E3 event as local authorities are ostensibly aware of the show’s physical presence due to the location chosen. is the publicly owned Los Angeles Convention Center. However, the fact that ESA has apparently given up on the idea of trying another traditional E3 event in the coming years doesn’t bode well for the future of the show and its dwindling reputation.
Looking at the bigger picture, Summer Game Fest has managed to fulfill the role of the mid-year event for big game announcements since E3 hit its first troubles due to the pandemic. caused in 2020. The recently concluded Summer Game Fest 2023 edition has received some harsh criticism for its lack of “representation” from Western “wokes”, but apparently the event did not cause disappointing in terms of game reveal is very varied and rich. With SGF 2024 confirmed and based on these newly revealed annulment evidences, the E3 recovery road is getting longer and harder to pass.