Due to Omicron, Game Event E3 2022 will be held online


The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced that the biggest game show, E3, is likely to roll online in 2022. This news is contrary to previous plans, which were held as digital and physical events.

"Due to the ongoing health risks to COVID-19 and the potential impact on the safety of exhibitors and visitors, E3 will not be held live in 2022," said ESA, quoted by us from VentureBeat, Sunday (9/1/2022).

The trigger is none other than the new variant, which has started to visit several countries, namely Omicron. Plus the event will be held in the United States (US), which recently set a world record, of more than one million confirmed cases of the new strain.

It looks like this will be the second year E3 takes place online. After previously in 2021, the event was also held virtual starting from 12-15 June. Even so, the organizers still have not detailed the new plans for this year. ESA just said that they are really excited to bring this event again.

"Nonetheless, we are excited about the future of E3 and look forward to announcing more details soon," said ESA.

E3 itself is a video game exhibition event, which presents the latest titles from well-known developers, such as Nintendo, Sony and many more. Its first conference was held in 1995.

ESA is the responsible organizer for the continuity and success of this event. They are a trade association in the US, dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies related to gaming, mobile devices, PCs and the internet.

They weren't the only ones looking to take the event offline this summer. Shortly after news of the cancellation of E3 2022 went online, industry magnate who hosted The Game Awards, Geoff Keighley, announced that the Summer Games Fest event was coming soon.

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