According to recent reports, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) has been in confusion from the start of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. The future of the expo appears bleak after the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) currently said to its associates that E3 2022 event is not going to take place.
Razer PR lead Will Powers first informed about the cancellation of E3 2022 with a tweet stating he got an email verifying it.
Just got an email… It's official, E3 digital is official cancelled for 2022. Lots of mixed feelings about this…
— Will Powers 🛫 NYC (@WillJPowers) March 31, 2022
Immediately after the ESA informed Axios’s Stephen Totilo and Variety that it is not going to host this year’s event. The tech giant intends to consume the more time to systematize an in-person and digital E3 in the summer of the coming year.
Guess it's official: E3 2022 is cancelled https://t.co/lKysOb7HsP
— Nibel (@Nibellion) March 31, 2022
Apart from that, the ESA called off this year’s in-person event in January owing to the origination of the Omicron variant of Covid-19. According to reports, an online event had not been carved in stone. Moreover, E3 normally declares the date of coming year’s event soon after the close of the present year’s expo.
Nevertheless, the ESA never brought to light the exact date for E3 2022. Since 2019, show has not been taken place in person. The commencement of the pandemic resulted in the first-ever cancellation of E3 back in 2020. And E3 host a digital-only event in 2021.
A short while after Power’s tweet, the 2022 Super Game Fest’s official Twitter account, a similar industry event, posed a tweet with a link to its website.
— Summer Game Fest – June 2022 (@summergamefest) March 31, 2022
Moreover, Geoff Keighley the host of the show responded with a winking emoji. This year’s Summer Game Fest’s website become live in January, at almost the same time the ESA called off E3 2022’s in-person event.