E3 2022 will be online-only again due to COVID-19 concerns

It looks like E3 2022 will follow in the footsteps of last year’s show as a digital-only event.Although the hope beyond 2021 is a return to in-person gatherings at the Los Angeles Convention Center (even mayor crosses fingers), the ongoing pandemic has cancelled those plans.

in a statement Startup beat, posted below, ESA confirms that coronavirus remains a major concern, so it’s safe to play for another year:

“Due to the ongoing health risks surrounding COVID-19 and its potential impact on the safety of exhibitors and attendees, E3 will not be held in person in 2022. We remain excited about the future of E3 and look forward to announcing more details soon .”

As we all know, the pandemic is still very important, especially with Omicron variants running rampant. It wasn’t the biggest shock in the world, but it was still disappointing for fans, developers and media hoping to reconnect in person this June. E3 has been canceled outright in 2020 since the start of the pandemic, and the 2021 edition showcases the event through a series of live and digital sessions on ESA’s website. If nothing else, it will be interesting to see how ESA iterates last year’s approach.

[Source: Venture Beat]

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