This time, it’s sure, E3 2023 will go well in person. The largest video game fair will take place from June 13 to 16, with separate days for industry and consumers. However, the event will be split into two distinct parts: press days and visitor days.
E3 2023 will therefore take place, as usual, at Los Angeles Convention Centerwith separate days and spaces for industry and consumers, announced l’Entertainment Software Association. The partnered digital events and showcases will precede the physical exhibition and will launch on June 11.
The E3 Business Days will take place from June 13 to 15 and will be reserved exclusively for sector personnel and industry who will be registered. Media will be able to learn about upcoming games presented by developers and publishers around the world in rooms and areas reserved for professionals.
The E3 Gamer Daysmeanwhile, will be held from June 15 to 16 in a separate lobby from the “pro” area, inviting consumers to discover upcoming games, and much more, since the lounge will host a cinema room, open to ticket holders, which will offer “unprecedented glimpses of highly anticipated titles”.
E3 2023 will be operated by ReedPop, the group behind events such as PAX, EGX, New York Comic-Con, Star Wars Celebrationamong others.
“E3 is one of the rare occasions for the global gaming industry to come together, unite with one strong voice, and show the world what it’s creating,” said Kyle Marsden-Kish, vice president of gaming at ReedPop, in a press release. “Our vision is to reunite the industry by bringing back the traditional E3 week, bringing back that spark, and restoring E3 to its role as a truly magical global event for game creators and consumers alike.”
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