For the past two decades the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) has been the world’s largest gaming event and has had a massive impact on the gaming industry. Some of the biggest announcements, console revels, and iconic moments have happened at E3 over the years. Well it looks like those moments won’t be happening anymore as the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), organizers of E3 have permanently cancelled the event.
In an official announcement on X using the official E3 handle the ESA said this, “After more than two decades of E3, each one bigger than the last, the time has come to say goodbye. Thanks for the memories. ggwp”
Since COVID-19 E3 has had issues. With the global pandemic the 2020 event was cancelled, 2021 ended up being virtual only, and then both 2022 and 2023 events were cancelled. When it was announced that the 2023 event was cancelled many believed the event was dead, and it looks like they are right.
Even before the pandemic many console makers and publishers had left the event, instead having their own announcement events instead.
It is sad to see E3 go, there were so many great memories at the event!
— E3 (@E3) December 12, 2023