November 23, 2022

E3 gets a new organizer for its return in June 2023

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3, will return to the second week of June 2023, the Entertainment Software Association announced Thursday. It will be led by new organizer ReedPop, who is also responsible for pax, star wars celebration and New York Comic-Con.

ESA Director General Stan Pierre-Louis has previously confirmed that the 2023 event will be held digitally and in person.

“For years, we have listened, heard and studied feedback from the global gaming community,” said Kyle Marsden-Kish, global vice president of gaming at ReedPop, in a statement. “E3 2023 will be unquestionably epic – a return to form that honors what has always worked, while reshaping what hasn’t worked and setting a new benchmark for video game expos in 2023 and beyond. .”

E3 was held as a digital event in 2020 and 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was also supposed to happen in 2022, but was eventually canceled so that ESA can focus on next year’s show.

Summer game party seemed set to replace E3 as the showcase for the video game industry in June, but last month’s event didn’t quite capture the excitement of top conventions. It looks like both shows will take place next year: Host Geoff Keighley confirmed Thursday this Summer Game Fest will take place as a “free digital and in-person event” in June 2023.