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Why was E3 2022 Cancelled?

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has confirmed that E3 2022 is canceled and it won't even go digital this year.

Despite the initial plans of ESA (Entertainment Software Association) announced in January, E3 2022 won’t even go digital now. The Entertainment Software Association has now confirmed that E3 2022 is cancelled and the show will not be held in June 2022. Check out the reason why E3 2022 was cancelled below.

Why E3 2022 was Cancelled?

why was e3 2022 cancelled

According to a tweet from the PR Lead of Razer brand, Will Powers, he has confirmed in a tweet that he got an email from the press stating that E3 2022 has been canceled this year: “Just got an email… It’s official, E3 digital is officially cancelled for 2022. Lots of mixed feelings about this…”

In response to a question from Xbox software engineer Brenna Duffitt, Powers said: “Official ESA E3 is officially cancelled cancelled [sic].”

The news is confirmed by IGN, which reveals that ESA had initially planned a live event for this year after the cancellation of the 2020 edition due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the digital edition of 2021.

In addition, the ESA has provided an official statement to the press confirming why E3 2022 was cancelled and has also announced that E3 will return in 2023 with “a reinvigorated showcase.”

E3 will return in 2023 with a reinvigorated showcase that celebrates new and exciting video games and industry innovations.

We previously announced that E3 would not be held in person in 2022 due to the ongoing health risks surrounding COVID-19. Today, we announce that there will also be no digital E3 showcase in 2022.

Instead, we will devote all our energy and resources to delivering a revitalized physical and digital E3 experience next summer. Whether enjoyed from the show floor or your favorite devices, the 2023 showcase will bring the community, media, and industry back together in an all-new format and interactive experience.

We look forward to presenting E3 to fans around the world live from Los Angeles in 2023.

That is everything you need to know about why E3 2022 was cancelled. In other news, check out what all games are coming and leaving the Xbox Game Pass service in April 2022, and also the PS Plus April 2022 Free Games for PS5 & PS4.