After must anticipation, and a few cancelled events, the Electronic Entertainment Expo—known simply as E3—is back in action and in person in this spring.
The iconic gaming industry event for computer and video games, plus related products, will make its triumphant return to the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) from Tuesday 13 June to Friday 16 June 2023. In addition to the four-day event, E3 will be supporting partnered digital events, beginning on 11 June and running throughout the duration of the expo.
Of course, it’s been a journey the past few years, with a cancellation in both 2020 and 2022. In 2021, E3 held a virtual-only event, which had an extensive broadcast schedule of games shows and commentary, live entertainment and incredible showcases.
And while we were totally here for it during the uncertainty of the pandemic, this year’s four-day expo looks impressive with separate industry and consumer days/spaces for media and fans alike.
“E3 is one of the global gaming industry’s few opportunities to come together, unite as one loud voice, and show the world what it is creating,” said ReedPop VP of Gaming, Kyle Marsden-Kish. “Our vision is to reunite the industry by re-establishing the traditional E3 week, bring back that spark and restore E3’s role as a truly magical global showcase event for game creators and consumers.”
ReedPop, the group behind events such as PAX, EGX, New York Comic-Con and Star Wars Celebration, will be operating the 2023 expo.
Here’s a little breakdown of what to expect:
E3 Business Days (Tuesday 13 June – Thursday 15 June)
- Reserved exclusively for registered industry personnel to network in-person, hold professional meetings, and connect with licensors and distributors. Amidst dedicated, industry-only halls and spaces, media can go hands-on with upcoming games showcased by developers and publishers from around the world.
E3 Gamer Days (Thursday 15 June and Friday 16 June)
- This event will take place in a unique hall, separate from the industry area. Consumers are invited to go hands-on with the future of gaming and connect with developers, content creators, media personalities and more. A dedicated theatre of content (open to ticket holders) will run during these days and offer a deep dive look at highly anticipated titles.
The list of confirmed exhibitors, along with event schedules, have yet to be announced. Don’t worry, though. We’ll keep you posted once more details are shared in the coming months.
What we’re really hoping for is a strong contingent of racing game and sim racing exhibitors to grow this sub-genre within the wider indsutry.
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