E3 2022 Will Be an All-Digital Event Again Due to COVID Concerns

E3 2021 - ESA

For the second year in a row, one of the biggest gaming events of the year, E3 will be an online-only event once again. VentureBeat reports the annual gaming expo has been made all-digital by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) due to growing COVID concerns.

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,” the ESA said in a statement to GamesBeat. “We remain incredibly excited about the future of E3 and look forward to announcing more details soon.”

The event was cancelled in 2020 after the pandemic first broke out but returned as a virtual event in 2021. The surge in COVID-19 cases looks not to be stopping soon even as the world battles the new Omicron variant. Despite being months away, ESA clearly will not be taken chances by gathering thousands of people for the conference in the United States. The annual tech trade show, CES 2022 on the other hand is currently taking place in Las Vegas as an in-person event.

As ESA reveals more details in the coming weeks, it will be interesting to see gaming developers and publishers that will be participating in the event.

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