E3 2022 Has Been Completely Cancelled This Year
I think most of us could see the writing on the wall, but E3 2022 has been completely cancelled this year.
This means that there will be no show whatsoever, whether it be a live in-person show or digital only. Rumours of E3 being cancelled this year have been floating around the internet for several months.
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
Will Powers, the PR of leading PC tech and accessory company Razer confirmed that E3 has been cancelled. “Just got an email… It’s official, E3 digital is officially cancelled for 2022. Lots of mixed feelings about this,” said Powers.
The news of E3 being cancelled has also been corroborated with IGN. That being said, E3 organiser ESA, is yet to release an official public statement. The E3 Twitter page has been radio silent since 2021. However, it is reported that the ESA plans on bringing back E3 in 2023.
According to industry insider Jeff Grubb, he believes that one of the reasons the ESA has scrapped E3 this year is due to The Game Award host and organiser, Geoff Keighley.
As well as hosting The Game Awards in December of each year, Keighley also hosts the Summer Game Fest. Jeff Grubb believes that video game publishers have taken preference for Geoff Keighley’s shows over E3.
Excited to share that @SummerGameFest will return this June with a slate of events. We’ll be producing another Kickoff Live show with announcements, news and first looks.
Much more to share in the coming weeks, along with some very cool new elements for ’22. pic.twitter.com/jjXLG8Xueh
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) March 31, 2022
From a pure gamers’ perspective, I used to enjoy E3 a lot, but it’s arguably been going downhill since before all this covid nonsense. Are you disappointed that there’ll be no E3 this year? Let us know across our social media channels.
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