The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the world’s largest video game show, will be held in virtual format this year, as was the case in 2021. The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which is hosting this annual conference launched in 1995, announced Thursday.
Much like last year, it was the risks of the pandemic that prompted ESA to forgo an in-person rally. The summer event typically draws thousands of fans and experts in the video game industry to the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California.
Last year’s digital edition, which ran from June 12 to 15, featured networking events as well as a series of presentations by industry leaders, streamed to YouTube, Twitch, Facebook. and Twitter.
E3 notably allows video game giants – such as Nintendo, Microsoft, Capcom, Ubisoft or Sega – to unveil their projects under development and to exhibit new products in preview.
No date has yet been communicated for this year’s virtual fair.
We are nonetheless excited about the future of E3, and look forward to announcing more details soon., ESA told GamesBeat.
With information from The Verge and IGN.