Digital Desk, San Francisco. The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), one of video games’ biggest annual events, will once again be an online-only event this summer. This decision has been taken due to the severe COVID-19 pandemic.
ESA commented in a statement to VentureBeat, “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. Still we are looking forward to E3.” Excited about the future and look forward to announcing more details soon.
ESA said last year that it planned to return to an in-person event for E3 2022. However, Omicron cases are reporting hundreds of thousands of new infections every day in the US, where E3 is held. E3 regularly takes place in early June, but ESA has not yet confirmed the dates for the next shows. Is.
To recall, E3 2021 was held online over the course of four days. All known developers, including Nintendo, Ubisoft, Xbox, Square Enix, Capcom and Warner Bros., attended the event. The US recorded more than 1 million Covid-19 cases on Monday as the Omicron variant, according to data from Johns Hopkins University spreading unabated.