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Status of E3 2022 Uncertain After In-Person Event is Canceled

Status of E3 2022 Uncertain After In-Person Event is Canceled

Each year, gamers anticipate E3. The yearly trade show is where developers and publishers reveal their upcoming games to the public. Its future has been debated for years as companies have decided to hold their own press conferences instead of attending E3. Last year, the show went virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and this year the show’s status is uncertain after it was announced that the event would not happen in person.

E3 2022 May or May Not Happen

Originally, E3 was planned to be an in-person event this year, but those plans are canceled according to the ESA. An article published by IGN reveals that the ESA has canceled the event once again due to the pandemic. “Due to the ongoing health risks surrounding COVID-19 and its potential impact on the safety of exhibitors and attendees, E3 will not be held in person in 2022,” said an ESA representative.

This statement did not announce that E3 2022 would be a virtual event. The ESA did not confirm that one would occur when asked by IGN. E3’s future has been called into question over the past few years due since more companies shave started to hold their own events around the same time as E3 instead of going to E3. Nintendo hasn’t held an E3 press conference since 2012 and Sony hasn’t attended since 2018. The pandemic has only made things more difficult for the future of E3.

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