Following the confirmation of the attendance of major companies at Gamescom, the ESA has been quick to announce this great news.
The summer season is always a time of celebration for the video game industry. There is no video game fan who doesn’t pay attention to the summer conferences every year. Still, there is one titan that hasn’t made a notable impact on the industry for three years.
The Entertainment Software Association, or better known as ESA, made a big announcement today. Their big event, E3, is returning next year as an in-person event. After three years of going under the table, finally, video game fans will return to the big show.
A giant is reborn
Early this morning, the ESA officially announced the return of E3 with physical attendance. Although it had been rumored for a little over a month, it was confirmed today in a tweet. And, as usual for this video game convention, the event will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
In addition, the event will be produced by ReedPop. It’s the same company in charge of the different editions of PAX, New York Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, and more. Therefore, ESA plans to return in a big way with the next edition of E3.
In an official statement from the ESA, they say that E3 will be packed with titanic AAA announcements, worldwide exclusives, and upcoming announcements in the video game industry that have already been confirmed by the organization. If true, this could put it ahead of Summer Game Fest after this year’s disappointing conference.
Geoff Keighley took the opportunity to make some noise
Less than 30 minutes after ESA’s tweet about E3, Geoff Keighley couldn’t keep quiet. He announced that next year’s Summer Game Fest will also be an in-person event. Although the information had already been announced during this year’s Summer Game Fest, the journalist took advantage of the E3 trend to make sure that Summer Game Fest would not be forgotten.