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E3 2022 Cancelled, Organisers Plan 2023 Return

This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is now cancelled, according to its organisers.

Credit: E3

After initially dropping plans to hold in-person events, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the group behind the annual game industry trade show, announced that it won’t be hosting digital events either.

In a statement, the group cited the health risks surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason for the cancellation. IGN reports that talks among the organisers about holding a digital format of the show, similar to last year, have been “ongoing ever since”. It’s not clear what happened along the way that made them decide to cancel this year’s show completely.

“We previously announced that E3 would not be held in person in 2022 due to the ongoing health risks surrounding COVID-19. Today, we announce that there will also be no digital E3 showcase in 2022,” reads the ESA’s statement.