E3 2022 will likely be online-only once more resulting from COVID

Do not count on to see this sort of scene at E3 2022. 

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E3, the Digital Leisure Expo, is one other occasion that may log on as a result of latest improve in COVID-19 circumstances. This marks the third yr the present will not be held in particular person due to the pandemic. 

The Leisure Software program Affiliation, which places on the gaming occasion, confirmed in a press release launched Thursday that the present will once more go digital. 

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“As a result of ongoing well being dangers surrounding COVID-19 and its potential influence on the protection of exhibitors and attendees, E3 won’t be held in particular person in 2022,” the group mentioned. “We stay extremely enthusiastic about the way forward for E3 and stay up for saying extra particulars quickly.”

E3 commonly takes place in early June, however the ESA has but to verify the dates for the following present. The earlier two exhibits consisted of livestreams and beforehand recorded movies from publishers and builders displaying their upcoming video games. Final yr’s occasion noticed the debut of Metroid Dread and new footage for the upcoming Elden Ring and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2. 

The Sundance Movie Pageant and the Grammys are two different main trade occasions that’ve modified their plans as a result of surge of COVID circumstances because the omicron variant continues to unfold throughout the US. On Monday, the US reported greater than one million COVID circumstances following the vacations. 

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