According to information received from VentureBeat, E3 2022 will once again be 100% online due to the new Kovid-19 variant of Omron. In 2020, E3 was canceled and in 2021 we had the first digital edition, with multiple panels and days of digital-only broadcasts. There was a plan to return to the traditional model at E3 2022, but this was changed due to pandemic problems.
“Due to the ongoing health risks surrounding Covid-19 and its impact on the safety of exhibitors and attendees, E3 will not be held in person in 2022”, ESA, the company that handles the event, responded to the Gamesbeat website . of VentureBeat Games).
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Despite the return of traditional presentations implied to be bad news for many, the move to the digital format is nothing new, as E3 2021 followed this model. However, many fans considered the weakest edition of the year to be the most disorganized and weakest.
However, the precaution is justified, as the new version of COVID-19, Omicron, is spreading very quickly around the world and many events are changing their agenda. Recently, CES 2022 saw changes to several conventions, despite the in-person event not being cancelled.
E3 2022 should take place in June, the traditional month that the event takes place annually.