E3 continues to be a chance for 2024 and past, based on a press release from the ESA. This assertion comes following a Los Angeles Metropolis Tourism Board of Commissioners assembly that offered figures that took E3's cancellation in 2024 and 2025 under consideration.
In a press release to Gamesindustry.biz, a spokesperson wrote the commerce physique is “at the moment having conversations about E3 2024 (and past).” Nonetheless, they'd observe this up by stating that “no ultimate selections concerning the occasion have been made presently.”
This comes following the cancellation of E3 in 2023, a “troublesome choice” based on International VP of Gaming for ReedPop Kyle Marsden-Kish. In its absence, the summer time slot was packed stuffed with Writer-run reveals, Geoff Keighley's Summer time Sport Fest, and a collection of different particular person reveals that highlighted video games of their explicit area of interest.
It is price noting that ongoing discussions don't by any means level to E3 2024 being a surefire factor. The present did not occur again in 2023 on account of a scarcity of curiosity from publishers, one thing that the ESA must win again so as to justify future reveals. Following a largely issue-free summer time season of E3-esque reveals, and a real-world presence for press and influencers that offered ample interview and preview alternatives, it is onerous to see these firms having a shift in perspective on that matter.
However, you by no means know. Perhaps E3 will return higher than ever providing perks absent from the present announcement season. We'll must maintain tabs on E3 and the ESA over the approaching months to seek out out for sure.
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