E3 will return as a live event in 2023 and will run from June 13-16, the ReedPop and Entertainment Software Association has announced. There hasn’t been an in-person E3 event since 2019, and only one digital event titled E3 has taken place since then. That’s a pretty big deal for a show that has gone on relatively unchallenged for nearly a quarter of a century. The new organizers of ReedPop are the people behind PAX, EGX, New York Comic-Con and Star Wars Celebration. Of course, I should also mention that they are the parent organization of this site.
The next E3 live event will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), but it’s split into two parts. These are called Business Days and Player Days. Starting June 13 for the program to begin, Work Days will last until the 15th. They are for people working in the games industry to connect, network and meet each other. It gives the media a chance to take a look at the latest and greatest games in development.
E3 2023’s Player Days are June 15 and 16, in a separate hall with the business area of things. There will be plenty of games to check out, obvs and opportunities to meet the developers, along with streamers, YouTubers, and other personalities. Ticket holders can enter a “dedicated content theater” to showcase upcoming games. If you’re unable to attend, you can still participate remotely, as ESA and ReedPop also say that E3 will “support and enhance partner digital events” starting June 11 and running through for the duration of the program.
ESA is committed yield E3 as a live and online event back in June, after the show cancellation the begin of the year. ReedPop disclosure their participation in July. Game events have moved online over the past few years, although live events like last weekend EGX and last month Gamescom still receiving tens of thousands of visitors. We mentioned June’s list of shows and live events as Not-E3, so it would be weird to say the usual ol ‘E3 again.
E3 2023 takes place from June 13 to June 16 at LACC. You can read more about what will happen here at GamesIndustry.biz. Rest assured, we’ll be there to protect it as time goes on.