E3 set to return in 2023

E3 set to return in 2023

US video games trade body the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has confirmed that E3 will be returning in 2023.

That's according to the organisation's president and CEO Stanley Pierre-Louis (pictured), who told The Washington Post that the firm intends to hold both physical and digital events for the LA-based trade show next year.

“We’re excited about coming back in 2023 with both a digital and an in-person event,” Pierre-Louis said.

“As much as we love these digital events, and as much as they reach people and we want that global reach, we also know that there’s a really strong desire for people to convene — to be able to connect in person and see each other and talk about what makes games great.”

The ESA cancelled E3 2022 in April of this year citing concerns about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The organisation cancelled its 2020 show for the same reason, though in 2021 there was a digital event.

With E3 being less regular in the annual events schedule, other shows such as Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest have taken its place.

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