No E3 this year, but...

On March 31st (2022), the ESA released a statement confirming that E3 will return in 2023. Nothing has changed on that front, but there is good news and bad news. Let's go ahead and get the bad news out of the way, we already know that E3 2022 is out of the window for the in-person event, but the digital E3 showcase is out as well.

The reason is based on the ongoing health risks surrounding COVID-19. The one that got us was the E3 digital showcase, but we understand because the production team would still have to interact in order to make that possible. We were still debating about this after agreeing to an extent. There are other options as far as making that happen, but it is what it is. If people continue to huff and puff at safety suggestions, it won't help and things will continue to be impacted.

The industry shortages for required tech components have shot up. I've even seen certain parts backlogged until 2050, it's no joke, so giving a little could go a long way as far as playing things a bit more safely. - Blu

Covid just feels like a big-time blur, I don't even remember the last E3. - Luis D. Lucha

As far as that good news goes, E3 2022's cancellation doesn't mean that the show won't go on in various forms. You can still look forward to the PC Gaming Show, Future Games Show, and the Summer Game Fest which may put the ESA in the position of having stronger rivals in 2023 (if it happens). No sweat off my forehead... that should mean more awesome presentations for us to enjoy. Is it me or could Summer Game Fest use a logo update? Anyway... the dates for the following shows are below.

June 12, 2022

June 12, 2022

June 2022