The Electronic Entertainment Expo has been officially cancelled for 2022. Following the cancellation of an in-person E3 event earlier this year, the Entertainment Software Association has officially cancelled the possibility of a digital event as well. The news comes from Razer PR Lead Will Powers, who tweeted earlier today regarding an email stating E3 digital had been cancelled.
After an initial report by IGN, the ESA have since released an official statement on the ESA website regarding the status of E3 2022, stating that the event will return with a “reinvigorated showcase” in 2023.
“E3 will return in 2023 with a reinvigorated showcase that celebrates new and exciting video games and industry innovations,” the statement reads. “We previously announced that E3 would not be held in person in 2022 due to the ongoing health risks surrounding COVID-19. Today, we announce that there will also be no digital E3 showcase in 2022.
“Instead, we will devote all our energy and resources to delivering a revitalized physical and digital E3 experience next summer. 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.”
Following the report of E3’s cancellation, video game event host Geoff Keighley was quick to chime in with news about this year’s Summer Game Fest, which will return in June with various announcements.