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E3 2022: What’s happening this year?

Published: 6/Jan/2022 22:05 Updated: 17/Jan/2022 20:05

by Jaret Kappelman

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E3 is expected to return this year, loaded with the world’s hottest new gaming titles. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch E3 2022, how to watch it, which games will be showcased, and more.

In the gaming community, E3 is one of the most anticipated events of the year, as numerous titles are revealed to the public for the first time.

However, as the world continues to be under health protocols, the event will be held online for the second consecutive year.

Despite this, the Entertainment Software Association is still determined to put on Summer’s hottest gaming show of the year. Here is everything we know so far about E3 2022 and what to expect.

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Will E3 2022 be online or in-person?

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E3 2022 will be online once again.

For the second year in a row, Entertainment Software Association announced that the prestigious gaming event would not be held in person. This means that fans will not be able to attend E3 2022 like a convention, and plans to hold a virtual event have not been announced.

In a statement sent to IGN, the ESA said that this was not an easy decision but feels it is for the benefit of everyone.

“Due to the ongoing health risks… its potential impact on the safety of exhibitors and attendees, E3 will not be held in person in 2022. We remain incredibly excited about the future of E3 and look forward to announcing more details soon.”

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The report also added that the ESA could not confirm whether or not there would be a digital event this year instead of the physical event E3 saw in 2021.

Is E3 2022 canceled?

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While ESA announced that the in-person portion of E3 2022 was canceled, they were unable to provide a definitive answer as to the future of this year’s event. However, notable journalist and industry insider Jeff Grubb believes the online event is canceled as well.

In a recent TikTok, Grubb states, “E3’s been canceled. Well, physically it’s been canceled. Digitally… probably also canceled.” He goes on to state that GameBeat doesn’t know much about the video game show circuit this summer, and that maybe there could be a virtual E3.

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Until ESA makes an official announcement, the future of E3 2022 remains unclear. However, with events like Summer Game Fest and potential independent games showcases, Summer 2022 might be too busy for the likes of E3.

How to watch E3 2022

Like last year, E3 is expected to be broadcast on multiple platforms, including Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook pages.

We will update this page when official information regarding how fans can watch E3 is revealed.

When is E3 2022? 

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E3 is expected to take place in mid-June.

If we follow previous years, then it can be expected for E3 2022 to run between June 14 and June 16.

With that being said, no dates or events have been confirmed at the time of writing.

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While details are minimal at this time, we will make sure to update you as more information is revealed to the public.