The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has reiterated that they are planning to hold an E3 event back in 2023.
According to VCG, this year is the second time in 3 years that the E3 event has been completely canceled, the reason being said by ESA due to concerns about the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the health of attendees.
But this past March, the agency said it plans to bring the show back in 2023. And president Stanley Pierre-Louis echoed that message in a published Washington Post interview. on 7.6.
“We are excited about being back in 2023 with both digital and in-person events,” he said.
With the cancellation of E3 2022, Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest 2022 will be an alternative with events, activities, and updates fan about video games from over 30 partners. The event is scheduled for June.
Even before the pandemic hit, ESA was facing quite a bit of pressure to give E3 something new, as several major publishers like EA, Sony, and Activision abandoned the event during Lately year. Then companies like EA and Ubisoft have had success organizing their own digital events.
Currently, ESA has not announced an organization date for the E3 2023 event.