E3 Shifts to Online-Only Event Due to Omicron Surge Concerns

E3 is a special time of year. It always signifies when gamers can celebrate their passion for games, waiting eagerly for the over-the-top press conferences, big announcements, new trailers, and awesome demos. Everyone always discusses their favorite moments from the convention, from the emotional announcement of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess to the exciting orchestrated reveal of God of War. Even as digital distribution of information and other events became more popular over the last decade and E3’s style of presenting became sort of an archaic notion, it still continues to be a beacon of gaming culture.

This week, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced that due to growing concerns with the Omicron variant of COVID-19, 2022’s E3 will now shift to a digital only event, citing that “potential impact on the safety of exhibitors and attendees” are their prioritized concerns.

Here’s the official statement from The ESA to…

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