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E3 thinks it will return in 2023 with a personal event

E3 thinks it will return in 2023 with a personal event

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Electronic Entertainment Expo It was a cornerstone of the video game industryIt is the week that every publisher, developer and fan flew inElectronic calendars because they are in place Get the biggest news, revelations and interviews of the year.

That was then, although the word “then” was any time from the 1990s to the mid-2000s. Like the last decade though, Publishers have found that they can better manage their news cycles themselves in their own time, and online news offerings have grown in popularity, which means E3 is becoming less important as a massive spectacle (even if it’s still somewhat useful as a real trade show for the industry).

There was also a global pandemic meaning the show wasn’t held in person at the Los Angeles Convention Center for the past three years, giving contenders Online shows a lot of time to spread its wings. This didn’t help either.

Anyway, now that the pandemic is starting to recede/people have simply stopped caring about it, live events like E3 are starting to pop up again. And the With a whole host of E3 alternatives set to go live in the coming monthsEvent organizers now decided it was time to announce that they would try to bring everything back for 2023.

“We are excited to be back in 2023 with a digital event and an in-person event,” Stan-Pierre-Louis, CEO of E3 ESA Regulators, she has Tell Washington Post. “As much as we love these digital events, as much as they reach people and we want that global reach, we also know that there is a really strong desire for people to come together — to be able to connect in person and see each other talk about what makes games great.”

You can’t blame them for trying. But with Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft all happy making big announcements in their own time, and Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest starting to hit its stride, you have to wonder how much of that “reach to convene” is going to be left for E3— its 2021 online offering was disastrousWhen there really is an industryReturn of conferences only like GDCthe fans now Get great results elsewhere.

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