E3 2021 Physical Event Has Officially Been Cancelled, ESA Still Working On A Digital Event
It looks like the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, physical event will be cancelled for the second year in a row due to health and safety concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a report by VG24/7, the Los Angeles Convention and Tourism Development Commission has confirmed the cancellation of the on-site event but are now working with the Entertainment Software Association, the event’s organizers, on broadcast solutions for a fully-digital event this year.
Last month, we reported on the ESA’s plans for an online-only event but has yet to secure approval from the members of the association, which include some of the biggest companies in the video game industry. The online event is reportedly scheduled for June 15-17 and will feature the usual array of keynote sessions, an awards show, and streams from influencers, publishers, and media partners.
ESA promises to reveal more information about E3 2021 soon. Meanwhile, the Board of Los Angeles is also currently working on securing a license for E3 2022 and 2023 physical events.