An event showcasing the latest in video game technology will take place online again this summer. This is the third time in a row E3 has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and is shown online.
“Due to the health risk posed by COVID-19 and its potential impact on event attendees, E3 2022 will not be held with attendees.“, the ESA, an organization run by the market’s major game publishers, announced. “Regardless, we’re still excited about the future of E3, and look forward to releasing related details soon“.
Before the official announcement was made, ESA planned to bring E3 back to the offline model. The risks from the newly emerged omicron variant cannot make the organizers recklessly open the event, even though the new variant comes with signs of prosperity.
E3 isn’t the only event impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s Grammy Awards also had to be delayed due to the epidemic. Besides, the Sundance film festival will also take place according to the online model.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause confusion, but the CES 2022 electronics fair is still held in Las Vegas in the face of criticism from many parties. Somewhat offsetting the virus risks, CES 2022 showcases a series of technology products that show that engineers’ research, manufacturing and creativity are still stronger than ever.