If you were hoping that E3 2022 would be a different story, especially with more people getting vaccinated, then we have some bad news for you. In a statement made to GamesBeat, the organizers of E3 have confirmed that this year’s in-person event has been cancelled due to the pandemic.
According to the organizers, “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.”
This is despite the fact that more in-person events are starting to start back up again, such as CES 2022 which is taking place this week. E3’s organizers cancelled the in-person event in 2020 and also stated that there would not be an online-only event. However, this changed with E3 2021 which had a virtual event.
As to whether or not E3 2022 will be held virtually, the organizers did not confirm it specifically but stated that they were “excited about the possibilities of an online event.”