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E3 2022 Officially Cancelled

by the NWR Staff - March 31, 2022, 3:08 pm EDT
Total comments: 5 Source: IGN

So no handing your information to a sketchy app this year.

For the second time in three years, E3 2022 has officially been cancelled.

An announcement had been made previously that due to continued COVID-19 variants the in-person, Los Angeles based event would be cancelled, however a second attempt was reportedly in the works for a digital event after an aborted attempt in 2021. This too has fallen through, as confirmed by IGN.

The next possibility for an in person, North American-based gaming trade show would be in 2023. PAX East will be returning late next month in Boston, MA and the Gamescom show in Europe is expecting to return to in-person events this summer.

Geoff Keighley's Summer Games Fest has already confirmed a live "kickoff show" and "TBA events from game publishers and platforms".

Talkback

broodwarsMarch 31, 2022

A few years ago, this would have bummed me out. Still kinda does in a way. The rest of this year is looking really fucking bare when it comes to new releases right now. And man is the Doritos Pope sickeningly giddy at this announcement.

Still, this was a mercy killing. It seems E3 finally relalized it was already dead.

Bungle4March 31, 2022

I think the NWR telethon needs to fill this void.

nickmitchApril 01, 2022

Yeah, it sounds like we've seen the end of E3, which is a bummer. But I think the void will be filled soon enough. One of the events listed in the article will probably grow to take its place.

Mop it upApril 04, 2022

I wonder if Nintendo will still have a Direct in June or if they'll do it another time.

broodwarsApril 05, 2022

Quote from: Mop

I wonder if Nintendo will still have a Direct in June or if they'll do it another time.

Yeah, I'm sure we'll get one around then, if only to announce the inevitable Wind Waker HD/Twilight Princess HD - Definitive Editions for the Fall.

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