E3 is officially rising from the grave, with E3 2023 set to take place in-person in Los Angeles, United States. Organisers have locked in 13-16 June 2023 as the grand return for the event, which will see both press and the public come together to celebrate games once again. It will be the first in-person E3 event held since 2019.
At this stage, the event is planned in two major segments. 13-14 June 2023 will reportedly be known as ‘E3 Business Days’ and will focus on industry professionals and games media. 15-16 June 2023 will be ‘E3 Gamer Days’ where the public will be invited to go hands-on with new games, and interact with developers. These will be separated into different halls, although the practicality of this segmentation is currently unclear.
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Whatever the case, it’s clear E3 2023 will be a little different. The event itself has actually changed organisers during the pandemic years, with ReedPop – the team behind PAX and New York Comic Con – taking the reins in early 2022. The team’s vision is to create a more energetic and memorable E3, and it might just have the tools to pull it off.
‘Our vision is to reunite the industry by re-establishing the traditional E3 week, bring back that spark, and restore E3’s role as a truly magical global showcase event for game creators and consumers,’ Kyle Marsden-Kish, ReedPop VP of Gaming said in a press release.
It’s a lofty goal, but one that may be aided by the benefit of distance. It’s been a long time since in-person E3 events were common – and that sense of novelty will mean renewed vigour, no matter how the event pans out. Even if it doesn’t restore the fun of past E3 events, it’ll still be a welcome return for many.
E3 2023 is set to take place 13-16 June 2023 in at the Los Angeles Convention Center, United States. Stay tuned for more news and exhibitors as we head closer to the event.