We learned last January that E3 2022 would be a digital event due to fears of an omicron mutant outbreak, and sometime later, reports emerged that the event had been canceled entirely, news that has already turned out to be true according to the latest ESA announcement.
ESA, the organizers of the annual gaming fair, has notified its partners that there will be no digital event this year either, meaning that E3 2022 has been canceled entirely according to information shared by Razer’s Will Powers on his Twitter account.
According to the IGN global network report, various sources indicated that canceling this year’s edition comes within the plan of the ESA organization to reorganize its papers in order to return the event in an expanded form again in 2023.
The official statement of the ESA Group, which is responsible for organizing the annual E3 exhibition last January, explained that the health risks associated with the Covid 19 epidemic were what prompted the committee to take this decision, and the statement continued:
Due to the ongoing health risks of the COVID-19 pandemic and its potential impact on the safety of exhibitors and attendees, E3 will not be held in person in 2022.
We remain very excited about the future of E3 and look forward to announcing more details soon.
Report: Cancellation of E3 2022 – whether in person or digital broadcasts
Just got an email… It’s official, E3 digital is official cancelled for 2022. Lots of mixed feelings about this…
— Will Powers 🛫 NYC (@WillJPowers) March 31, 2022