After a year off, E3, the game industry’s major convention, will take place June 13-16, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and event organizer ReedPop announced Monday. The event will return as a personal show at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and there will be special days for industry visitors and game fans to enter the show floor. E3 also plans to support digital gaming events starting June 11.
The “E3 Business Days” will take place from June 13 to June 15. These days of the show are exclusively for game industry visitors to network, meet and get hands-on with upcoming games. The “E3 Gamer Days” are scheduled for the last two days of the show, June 15 and 16, where general consumers will be able to try out games and “connect with developers, content creators, media personalities and more,” according to one press release. Specific areas will be cordoned off just for industry/business visitors which can make it easier to facilitate meetings. GamesIndustry.biz has a few more details about what participants can expect if you’re interested.
E3 did not take place in 2022. It was originally planned as an online event, but was eventually canceled entirely. Game fans weren’t without a major gaming extravaganza in June, though, as Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest filled the void with both a digital showcase filled with trailers and an in-person event for media and influencers.
Summer Game Fest will be also sometime in june, with digital and personal components. With both E3 and Summer Game Fest next year, June will be an absolute deluge of game news and announcements.