US video games trade body the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has ditched plans to hold an in-person E3 this year.
In a post on its website, the organisation said that it had decided to cancel the physical event due to "ongoing health risks" owing to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. As of yet, there haven't been any plans announced for a digital replacement for the trade show.
“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 wrote.
"We remain incredibly excited about the future of E3 and look forward to announcing more details soon.”
This is the third year in a row that an in-person E3 has not been held. In 2020, the event was cancelled due to the rise of the coronavirus pandemic, while last year a digital show was hosted in its place.