Remember earlier this month, when ESA announced that E3 would once again ignore its physical event for 2022? Well, things could be even more bleak than we initially thought.
The Entertainment Software Association statement, released just days after the start of the year, explains that E3 2022 will not continue as a physical event due to the continued health risks posed by COVID-19. “We’re excited about the future of E3 and look forward to announcing more details soon,” the announcement said.
The statement stops short of confirming whether a digital-only event, as we are used to at this point, will return to its place in 2022, but VentureBeat journalist Jeff Grubb believe this was “probably” also cancelled. While nothing has been confirmed yet, it’s hard not to be alarmed by Grubb’s impressive track record with incredible track record in the gaming industry.
Here’s what he had to say when speaking on Tiktok:
“E3 was canceled. Well, physically it was canceled, digitally it could be canceled too.”
Of course, we’ll make sure to update you with any news directly from ESA as soon as we know more. Of course we will there’s still Geoff Keighley’s never-ending parade of broadcasts and revelations thanks Summer Game Festival 2022.