In spite of saying E3 would be an all-digital event for 2022 just a few months ago, the ESA has apparently given up on that plan. The news came from Razer, of all places, as one of the company’s PR leads confirmed it.
Just got an email… It's official, E3 digital is official cancelled for 2022. Lots of mixed feelings about this…
— Will Powers 🛫 NYC (@WillJPowers) March 31, 2022
We’re assuming we’ll see an official announcement here shortly now that the cat’s out of the bag.
A year ago, E3 had hoped for a return to in-person in 2022, which was ruled out and swapped for a digital run this past January at the height of the omicron COVID wave here in the US.
“We previously announced that E3 would not be held in person in 2022 due to the ongoing health risks surrounding COVID-19. Today, we announce that there will also be no digital E3 showcase in 2022,” says the ESA. “Instead, we will devote all our energy and resources to delivering a revitalized physical and digital E3 experience next summer.” And that’s that.