If you’re looking to attend this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in person then you’re in for some disappointing news, as E3 2022 will be shifting to a digital only event due to the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus still affecting the entire world.
In a statement released by the Entertainment Software Association to GamesBeat, the organizers of E3 have opted not to hold a physical event this year and prioritize people’s safety first and foremost.
“Due to the ongoing health risks surrounding COVID-19 and its potential impact on the safety of exhibitors and attendees, E3 will not be held in person in 2022. We remain incredibly excited about the future of E3 and look forward to announcing more details soon.”
As is with last year’s installment of the annual video game showcase where developers and publishers showcase the most anticipated, latest. and greatest, this will mark the second year in a row that the Electronic Entertainment Expo will be held online. CES 2022 was held recently and a number of infections have happened due to the Omicron variant. As a result, E3 2022 will remain a digital experience; that said, the event is still months away and no schedule or programs have been released to the public yet.
Speaking of most anticipated games, check out our Top 10 Most Anticipated Games for 2022, some of which may end up appearing at this year’s E3.