Folks looking forward to meeting their favorite gaming companies face-to-face at this year’s E3 event will have to scratch those plans.
In an official statement to VentureBeat, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) confirmed that it will not be hosting an in-person E3 2022 event this year. This was due to concerns over health and safety, owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic:
“Due to the ongoing health risks surrounding COVID-19 and its potential impact on the safety of exhibitors and attendees, E3 will not be held in person in 2022…We are nonetheless excited about the future of E3 and look forward to announcing more details soon.”
Previously, the ESA had cancelled E3 2020 and held E3 2021 as a digital-only event as a result of the pandemic.
We’ll report back as we hear more in the future. Stay tuned.