The 2021 E3 physical event has been canceled, according to Los Angeles City documents published this week.
In a new report published by the Los Angeles Agreement Board of Directors and the Tourism Development Committee, it lists the E3 2021 sales update as a “live event that has been canceled”.
The document states that the conference board works with the organizer of E3 The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) is on broadcast options at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the nearby LA Live complex. The city council also claims to be “working” on a 2022 and 2023 E3 license.
Cancellation would be a sign For the second year in a row, the E3 event was canceled Because of the coronavirus pandemic.
As VGC exclusively revealed this month, the European Space Agency is moving forward with its plans for E3 digital event this summer, But it still requires the support of the big game companies.
According to presentation documents E3 2021 sent to game publishers and seen by VGC, the European Space Agency has outlined its proposals for this year’s event, which will see three days of live coverage taking place during Previously announced dates June 15-17.
The broadcast event will be supplemented with media previews the previous week, as well as demos released on consumer platforms, as per the ESA proposal.
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However, plans for E3 2021 still require approval from ESA membership, which is made up of the largest gaming companies in the industry and has a major influence on the direction of the show.
The European Space Agency was already under significant pressure to reinvent E3, with several major publishers including sheAnd the Sony And the Activision We take He abandoned the event In recent years – that was before 2020 was canceled, and then many companies like she And the Ubisoft Enjoy being successful in managing their digital events.
Multiple game publishing sources told VGC that they were working on the assumption that the physical event wouldn’t happen this year.
In a statement released to VGC, the European Space Agency said it would soon share the finer details about this year’s E3 and claimed that it was having “great conversations” with developers and publishers, but did not confirm who had signed up for the event.
A spokesperson for the European Space Agency said: “We can confirm that we are transforming the E3 experience for 2021 and will soon share the finer details of how the global video game community is coming together.” “We’re having great conversations with publishers, developers, and companies across the board, and we look forward to sharing details about their involvement soon.”
Commenting on the previous VGC report Nintendo America’s President Reggie Fels Amy said this month He believed the European Space Agency needed to act quickly if it was to save the historic gaming event.
Talking to Gamertag Radio, Fils-Aimé said he saw reports of E3 coming back digitally in 2021 and wasn’t enthusiastic. “I must say what I read does not sound convincing.”
He said, “If you were a king for a day, I’ll tell you how I would do it.” “I think doing it digitally is absolutely correct and the reason for this is that there are more than 60,000 people who normally attend the E3. There are millions of people interested in knowing what’s going on, and doing an event digitally is the way to relive it, so this is the right path.
“Having said that, I think the platform owners need to find a digital way to enable their fans, and their players, to experience content because that’s the right key to E3 – the ability to play the third installment of The Last of Us for the first time, or to play that next one. Breath of the wild Game for the first time, or to play the next great game coming from each new merger X-Box Studios.
“Playing for the first time is the magic thing and stage holders need to know how to deliver this experience to their fans during a digital experience similar to E3. I think this is going to be huge.”