E3 gaming exhibition is closed for good

Following the cancellation of E3 in 2023 and the news that the gaming exhibition will not be held in 2024 and 2025, Electronic Entertainment Expo is officially closing. This was reported by The Washington Post.

“After more than two decades of hosting the event, which has become the central showcase for the video game industry in the United States and around the world,” the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has decided to close E3 entirely.

“We know the entire industry, players and creators alike have a lot of passion for E3. We share that passion. We know it’s difficult to say goodbye to such a beloved event, but it’s the right thing to do given the new opportunities our industry has to reach fans and partners,” said Pierre-Louis, president and CEO of the non-profit trade association representing the gaming industry in the United States.

This news comes as no surprise, given the fact that many gaming companies, such as Nintendo and PlayStation, have decided to abandon E3 in favor of their own presentations, and competitors like Summer Game Fest have taken the lion’s share of attention.

The last E3 with live attendees took place before the coronavirus pandemic began in 2019, the event did not take place in 2020, and in 2021, an online conference was held, which turned out to be the last in the history of Electronic Entertainment Expo.