E3 was long regarded as the premier event for gaming. It was always an event in May/June to get a look at the new consoles, games, and other industry happenings in Los Angeles. Now, it appears that E3 2022 has been fully canceled by ESA. Will Powers, a PR lead at Razer broke the news on Twitter.

The official E3 and ESA accounts haven’t confirmed the news, but if Razer isn’t going, then the event isn’t happening. The pandemic was not kind to E3, with 2020’s event canceled entirely, and 2021 going on as an online-only show. There is a silver lining though, Summer Game Fest is happening in June 2022. The event held by industry titan Geoff Keighley has a full slate of events and their huge Kickoff Live show. There’s more information to come on the event, but Summer Game Fest is a worthy successor to E3 for this year.

With every big gaming company having their own events or canceling them, like EA did with their EA Play Live event, a show like E3 has felt less special. However, Summer Game Fest already has an impressive lineup of companies on board. We’ll have to see when June 2022 rolls around. Get more info at their website: https://www.summergamefest.com/

ESA and E3 are hopefully returning in 2023 with a new show.

We’ll keep you updated on everything E3 and Summer Game Fest as it develops.

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Source: Twitter

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