Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, has officially been canceled by the event’s creators.
Well, this wasn’t too much of a surprise to anyone; E3 2023 has officially been canceled. Originally broken by IGN, the iconic gaming expo has seen a series of setbacks after losing a flurry of exhibitors, including, most recently, Ubisoft. Unfortunately for gamers worldwide, the lack of hype was just too much to overcome for the struggling in-person event.
This news is a sad development, as E3 has stood as a pillar of excellence regarding in-person gaming events. In 2022 the event was sadly canceled, but it was supposed to come back in 2023.
According to the event organizers, ReedPop:
“This was a difficult decision because of all the effort we and our partners put toward making this event happen, but we had to do what’s right for the industry and what’s right for E3. We appreciate and understand that interested companies wouldn’t have playable demos ready and that resourcing challenges made being at E3 this summer an obstacle they couldn’t overcome. For those who did commit to E3 2023, we’re sorry we can’t put on the showcase you deserve and that you’ve come to expect from ReedPop’s event experiences.”Kyle Marsden-Kish, Global VP of Gaming, ReedPop
The event was supposed to take place June 13-June 16, 2023, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, but sadly, now there won’t be a virtual or in-person event.
What this means for gaming events is yet to be seen, but this is a devastating blow for the gaming community, especially those that appreciated all of the announcements and features that usually accompanied the show.
We’ll be following developments for this story in our News Section.