E3 2022 will not be carried out in a face-to-face
For the second consecutive year, E3 2022 It will be carrying out completely digitally, this due to the constant concerns caused by the new variant omicron of Covid-19. The news was confirmed by the Entertainment Software Association Today, and although they still miss months for the event, it seems that they do not intend to change their mind.
CES 2022, that was organized a few days ago in Las Vegas, attracted a lot of criticism because it was a face-to-face event, so that that did not want to risk and took the Decision to make E3 2022 A show completely online. Through an official statement, his organizers mentioned the following:
Due to the constant risks for health around Covid-19 and its potential impact on the welfare of exhibitors and visitors, E3 will not be carried out in a face-to-face manner in 2022. In the same way, we are excited by the Future of E3, and we longed for sharing more details in the future.
The decision to announce it so prematurely has to do mainly with organizational issues. Recall that E3 is an event where a lot of companies participate, who need their respective times to plan their ads, costs and other topics.
The news certainly surprises, especially because last year, Eric Garrett, Mayor of Los Angeles, confirmed that all large companies and publishers of the industry would be present physically during this year’s edition. It seems that we will have to wait until 2023 to return to this city, if the Covid-19 does not continue to do about his.
Editor’s note: Frankly I did not expect this year to happen something like that. I understand that there is still risks caused by the Covid-19, but I did not think they were so serious as to cause the cancellation of E3. We will see how the industry responds to this situation.