ESA president Stan Pierre-Louis told The Washington Post that E3 will return in summer 2023. E3 2023 will be a digital and in-person event. The president declined to comment directly on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic against plans for the ill-fated E3 2022 event.
“We’re excited about coming back in 2023 with both a digital and an in-person event,” ESA president and CEO Stan Pierre-Louis told The Washington Post in an interview. “As much as we love these digital events, and as much as they reach people and we want that global reach, we also know that there’s a really strong desire for people to convene — to be able to connect in person and see each other and talk about what makes games great.”
Pierre-Louis believes E3 still has a place in the gaming industry and provides a “critical element” involving the physical event. In a landscape catering to digital showcases (e.g. Nintendo Direct, State of Play), E3 2023 aims to combine the two once more.
“I think what’s great about all this experimentation is that companies of all sizes are trying to figure out what works best to promote the product and the content that they are looking to share with consumers,” he said. “And I think there is a space for a physical show; I think there’s an importance of having digital reach. Combining those two, I think there is a critical element of what we think E3 can provide.”
E3 2023 is currently set for summer of next year, likely around June 2023.