E3 2022 Goes All Digital Again as Pandemic Concerns Continue

Like remaining yr, festival for target market attention stays fierce.

Update 4:45 p.m. EST: IGN's Rebekah Valentine stated the ESA was not able to substantiate whether or not it'll host a full digital match this year very similar to the 2021 tournament. The group will handiest say it'll be part of long run announcements.

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E3 2022 is all digital another time. The Entertainment Software Association informed GamesBeat in a observation that because of ongoing Covid-19 concerns, this 12 months's expo shall be held remotely again.

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"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,” the ESA said in its statement. “We are nonetheless excited about the future of E3 and look forward to announcing more details soon."

The ESA supplied no further details about what to expect from it, despite the fact that assuming it follows 2021's fashion, E3 2022 will likely contain another spherical of pre-recorded presentations from attending publishers.

The question is who will actually be attending.

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E3 2022 Goes All Digital Again as Pandemic Concerns Continue

Geoff Keighley used to be quick to remind Twitter that the Summer Games Fest will return, with several months of reveals and deep dives into upcoming games. Previous iterations of the Summer Game Fest saw publishers starting from indie darlings such as Devolver Digital to major AAA publishers including Sega involved.

However, the pandemic has shown that publishers do not always want a major venue to reach their audience. Nintendo and PlayStation have found really extensive success with their impartial showcases, and while notables such as Capcom and Xbox supported E3 in 2021, it is unsure if they'll do the similar this year. One ordinary theme from remaining year's expo was once the sensation that almost all showcases could have been separate or did not even need to happen, for the reason that finds have been minor compared to what was once shown off in years past.

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