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E3 is officially canceled, Xbox Game Pass could be getting a family plan and Battlefield 2042 is getting major map changes.

A spokesperson for the ESA told VentureBeat that E3 will return in 2023 with a “reinvigorated showcase that celebrates…

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  1. For one Im really sad, but on the other side Im happy because if this becomes the new norm, that means no more over hype and decieving gameplay showed at e3. After cyberpunk I think developers should stop overhyping games and showing early footage, and just giving us the final product, polished and ready.

  2. For people wondering, no this isn't an April Fools as the official announcement of its cancellation was before April 1st. Its that most people are only getting to it now.

  3. For one Im really sad, but on the other side Im happy because if this becomes the new norm, that means no more over hype and decieving gameplay showed at e3. After cyberpunk I think developers should stop overhyping games and showing early footage, and just giving us the final product, polished and ready.

  4. E3 has become obsolete with the invention of streaming. Now game developers can connect directly with their audience on an even larger scale than the event itself. We've seen it with Nintendo Directs, and I'm sure Sony and Microsoft have similar things. Other developers also tend to have YouTube channels with which to advertise. For my part, I never really got too excited about E3, was only focused on Nintendo titles, because everyone else just showed huge, impressive cinematics that didn't actually represent the games themselves. In contrast, Nintendo always showed gameplay or realistic trailers for their games.

  5. For one Im really sad, but on the other side Im happy because if this becomes the new norm, that means no more over hype and decieving gameplay showed at e3. After cyberpunk I think developers should stop overhyping games and showing early footage, and just giving us the final product, polished and ready.

  6. I feel like E3 has truly become more and more irrelevant as time goes on. Developers are already showing nearly every facet of their game, we get sneak peeks, teasers, and behind-the-scenes stuff enough as is. As for the "hands-on" aspect of the show, I think we have the infrastructure in place to release E3 demos for all games through their respective platform digital marketplaces.

    I live in LA, have been to E3 a couple times and while the environment and "vibe" is interesting and always conducive to networking, I think most people know full well that we may as well be standing in a giant Blockbuster.

  7. I feel like E3 has truly become more and more irrelevant as time goes on. Developers are already showing nearly every facet of their game, we get sneak peeks, teasers, and behind-the-scenes stuff enough as is. As for the "hands-on" aspect of the show, I think we have the infrastructure in place to release E3 demos for all games through their respective platform digital marketplaces.

    I live in LA, have been to E3 a couple times and while the environment and "vibe" is interesting and always conducive to networking, I think most people know full well that we may as well be standing in a giant Blockbuster.

  8. I feel like E3 has truly become more and more irrelevant as time goes on. Developers are already showing nearly every facet of their game, we get sneak peeks, teasers, and behind-the-scenes stuff enough as is. As for the "hands-on" aspect of the show, I think we have the infrastructure in place to release E3 demos for all games through their respective platform digital marketplaces.

    I live in LA, have been to E3 a couple times and while the environment and "vibe" is interesting and always conducive to networking, I think most people know full well that we may as well be standing in a giant Blockbuster.

  9. I have not watched E3 for years. I've watched Nintendo's "Nintendo Direct" presentations that are held during the E3 period, but I haven't watched the actual E3 event held in the Los Angeles Convention Centre.
    This also brings me to a point I'd like to make. For those who are/were looking forward to a Nintendo Direct (or any other streamed presentation for that matter), why does everyone seem to think that just because E3 was cancelled, that every single streamed presentation by every single company that has ever been involved within the entire concept of "video games", has also been cancelled?
    Online streams by individual companies can still happen. They don't need E3 to be running. On a lot of videos about E3 being cancelled, people are like "I guess we'll have to wait even longer for the next Nintendo Direct".

    So, the point is, just because E3 is cancelled, this does NOT mean we will literally be getting no announcements or trailers whatsoever, for June.

    Let me make this clear.

    E3 being cancelled DOES NOT MEAN Nintendo won't host a Nintendo Direct (the same applies to any other similar events)

  10. E3 was showing signs of irrelevance for some time now. the global issue was the final nail in the coffin. The Internet made the whole thing nearly pointless. Publishers and even the devs can open their own youtube channels and showcase their own games as they see fit and likely with far less money. The only thing that is being missed is the social aspect and if E3 survives it would likely only do so solely because of that.

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