E3 Is Officially No More


Back in June of this year, we reported on the rumors that E3 would not be taking place in 2024 and 2025.

Now, the ESA (Entertainment & Software Association) has confirmed to The Washington Post that after two decades, E3 has officially come to a close.

“After more than two decades of hosting an event that has served as a central showcase for the U.S. and global video game industry, the Entertainment Software Association has decided to bring E3 to a close,” ESA president and CEO Stanely Pierre-Louis told The Washington Post. “We know the entire industry, players and creators alike have a lot of passion for E3. We share the 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.”

ESA President Stanley Pierre-Louis

The official E3 Twitter/X account also Tweeted the following:

It will probably not come as a great shock to most that E3 has now come to a permanent close. The last physical E3 event was in 2019 with its 2020 event being cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic and its last ever event in 2021 being digital only.

Even before the pandemic, E3 has started to waver a little with several big gaming companies choosing to move their big summer showcases away from the event.

In recent years, the Summer Games Fest which is spearheaded by Geoff Keighley has filled the slot left by E3, with the former gaining more traction and support each year and it has already been confirmed as returning in 2024.

Farewell E3, thanks for the memories.


Lee Reid

Scottish video game enthusiast who is very passionate and a big believer in cloud gaming. Also loves to chat about video games.

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