ESA president and CEO Stan Pierre-Louis recently confirmed that E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) will return in 2023. However, a specific date for the event is yet to be announced. E3 was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID 19 pandemic leading to the event in 2021 being online only, and the event in 2022 not happening at all. Started by the ESA (Entertainment Software Association) in 1995, E3 has been a long-running convention/event hosted annually in the Los Angeles Convention Center. The event has been a home for breaking news, game announcements, creator spotlights, demos, and much more.
ESA president and CEO Stan Pierre-Louis’s comments on the event’s return via The Washington Post can be seen below:
“We’re excited about coming back in 2023 with both a digital and an in-person event. 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.
“I think what’s great about all this experimentation is that companies of all sizes are trying to figure out what works best to promote the product and the content that they are looking to share with consumers. And I think there is a space for a physical show; I think there’s an importance of having digital reach. Combining those two, I think there is a critical element of what we think E3 can provide.”