ESA Reportedly Planning 'Complete Reinvention' Of E3, But Not Next Year

Another footnote in the ongoing E3 saga has arrived! Following cancellations in both 2022 and 2023, the ESA has announced that it and organiser ReedPop are mutually parting ways - and future event plans are seemingly up in the air at this stage.

First off, the official stuff - the ESA has revealed that the LA Convention Centre won't hold any sort of E3 event next year. The team hasn't outright cancelled E3 2024, but if anything goes ahead, it won't be at the convention's usual spot in LA.

Moving onto 2025, is reporting that the ESA is "working on a complete reinvention" of the event, which is expected to take place in summer 2025. At the moment, ESA president and CEO Stanley Pierre-Louis is being more coy on the future of E3:

"While the reach of E3 remains unmatched in our industry, we are continuing to explore how we can evolve it to best serve the video game industry and are evaluating every aspect of the event, from format to location. We are committed to our role as a convenor for the industry and look forward to sharing news about E3 in the coming months."

Over the last few years, Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest has largely replaced what E3 once was, with events like the annual Xbox Games Showcase also slotting in during June to replace the traditional Microsoft E3 press conference. How things will shape up in future? We'll have to wait and see.

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