Esa Debunks E3 2024 and 2025 Cancellation Rumors, “No Final Decisions” Taken Yet

Published 06/24/2023, 3:54 AM EDT

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Over the years, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, has been the biggest yearly showcase of all things computers and video games. The biggest developers used to book a hall inside the E3 grounds to showcase their new and upcoming releases.

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With the rise of digital game showcases and Corona, this Expo skipped a year or two when that epidemic was in its prime. And when the threat of the Coronavirus lessened to some extent, everything went back to normal, except for E3 itself.

And now a recent rumor suggests E3 might have been laid to rest forever. How true is this statement, though?

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Despite the rumors, E3 is still alive as of yet!

2023 is a big year for gaming, there have been a number of titles this year that have seen some incredible sales numbers. Fans are already calling it the year of gamers. Some really unexpected games launched this year, and that too in perfect form.

If this was not enough, the Entertainment Software Association, or ESA, announced that it would be holding this year’s E3 convention in June. Many developers and publishers came forward in support of this prestigious event. But something weird happened, and everything went to shambles.

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One by one, every single one of the participants decided to pull out of E3. They did so in favor of their own digital showcases. Microsoft did the Xbox Games Showcase, Ubisoft did Ubiforward, and Sony too went for a digital PlayStation 5 showcase. These last-minute changes in plans really seem to have hurt the organizers of the E3 convention. Hence, the rumor started that this show would not see a day of light anymore.

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Recently, gamesindustry.biz reported that the jury is still out on whether ESA would want to continue holding this event every year. The rumors of E3’s cancellation for years 2024 and 2025 seem to be wrong for now.

It remains to be seen how they would convince the platform holders and developers to participate in E3. Here’s hoping they succeed too. The existence of Platform holders such as Nintendo or PlayStation would act as a magnet for smaller developers and publishers.

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The experience of seeing every game, software, and even hardware during this showcase really puts things in perspective.

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Rohit Sejwal is a veteran eSports writer at EssentiallySports, with a passion for gaming that has been fueled by over a decade of experience in both playing and writing about games. His deep understanding of gaming and its finer nuances is evident in his engaging and insightful coverage of eSports. With a Masters degree in Science in film-making, Rohit brings a unique perspective to gaming, viewing it as a perfect blend of science and art.
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