E3 2022’s digital event has been cancelled, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has announced. This follows their previously announced cancellation of E3’s physical event, meaning there will be no E3 at all this year.
Many players have wondered if there is still a need for E3 considering how many gaming giants simply handle their own press. For example, Nintendo regularly announces major news through its Nintendo Direct streams. This has led some players to speculate that E3 might be gone for good.
Fortunately, that’s not the case. As IGN reports, the ESA is making plans for E3 to come back bigger and better next year. “We will devote all our energy and resources to delivering a revitalized physical and digital E3 experience next summer,” ESA said in a statement. “Whether enjoyed from the show floor or your favorite devices, the 2023 showcase will bring the community, media, and industry back together in an all-new format and interactive experience. We look forward to presenting E3 to fans around the world live from Los Angeles in 2023.”
In other words, the future of E3 seems to be a combination of the major in-person event as well as streaming events that everyone can watch from home. And if you’d prefer to watch some summer gaming news streams this year, you’re in luck: Geoff Keighley will once again be hosting his popular Summer Game Fest.
While details about this year’s show are sparse, last year’s Summer Game Fest ran for a month and offered developer interviews, exciting streams, cool reveals, and more. And we’re betting that this year’s Fest will blow last year’s out of the water.
Do you think the future of E3 will be able to compete with Summer Game Fest? Let us know in the comments!