E3 has been a staple of the games industry for decades, but its last few years have been tumultuous to say the least. As some major players like EA and Sony have begun jumping out of the event in favor of running their own E3-adjacent shows in the summertime, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has had to seek new ways to get people to tune in. Just as the show began to pivot to a more fan-oriented format and away from the press event it once was, the COVID-19 pandemic hit and disrupted the show more than ever. E3 2022 is now seemingly back on track, but with so many questions still to be answered, you might be wondering what the state of the event is. Here’s everything we know about E3 2022.
When is E3 2022?
The ESA has not yet revealed specific dates for E3 2022, and with the pandemic still affecting large in-person events such as this, it’s probably going to be a moving target for a while. Undoubtedly, we can look to the past for indication of when E3 mightbe, but that’s not the same as confirmation from the source. Typically, the ESA would reveal the next E3 on the final day of E3, but, understandably, that didn’t happen in 2021.
Should E3 2022 unfold live in Los Angeles (or even entirely online) on a similar schedule as past shows, we can tentatively anticipate the showing happening around the week of June 6, 2022. But the ESA is at the mercy of the pandemic just like the rest of us.
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Author: Mark Delaney