E3 cancels in-person event due to COVID.
For the third year in a row, the organisers of the prestigious gaming E3 convention (ESA) have made the brave (Yet sensible) decision to hold the biggest gaming even of the year, virtually.
According to the BBC and a statement to IGN, event organisers were quoted as saying “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 convention, which has been the biggest event in the gaming calendar since 1995, has been forced to hold the event virtually due to the COVID pandemic for the last 2 years. With this year’s making it the third event in a row to be a casualty of the global pandemic.
Details on the event have yet to be announced, even the possibility of not holding the event at all. Though this will be announced at a later date.
With Sony lining up news regarding it’s popular PS5 console, and Ubisoft in possible partnership with Xbox Game Pass, it would be a shame to lose a platform like E3 to broadcast these announcements.
Could we see E3 becoming more scaled down from it’s usual high octane, high impact with a carbon footprint as subtle as the Grand Canyon? With the current climate of uncertainty and of global crisis, could we now see this as a new way forward? I guess only time will tell.
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