The past few years have been rocky for the ESA and E3, to say the least, with partners dropping out and entire shows being cancelled multiple times over. Now it appears that even if the show does go ahead next year, it won’t be in the usual place.
Ever since 1996, with a brief blip in 2007, the show has been held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The ESA has told GamesIndustry.biz that will no longer be the case, although it hasn’t cancelled plans outright, suggesting another venue might be in mind. This does line up with the Los Angeles Tourism Board’s previous report.
It’s also reported that ReedPop, who signed a multi-year deal to help out with the event last year, is stepping down.
Finally, GamesIndustry.biz “understands that the trade body is also working on a complete reinvention of the E3 show for 2025.” We’ll just have to wait and see how that shakes out!