E3 has just announced its 2023 event dates on its official Twitter account. The convention will be held in the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 13-16.
The Hype starts now. 👀#E32023 will take place in person from June 13-16 in the Los Angeles Convention Center with separated business and consumer days and areas.
— E3 (@E3) September 26, 2022
This will be the first live Event E3 had held since 2019. The year after, E3 would cancel due to concerns with COVID-19, and would host its first fully virtual event in 2021. However, the ESA would then cancel its plans for E3 2022, both digital and virtual, announced through Razer PR lead Will Powers in a tweet on March 31:
Just got an email… It's official, E3 digital is official cancelled for 2022. Lots of mixed feelings about this…
— Will Powers 🔜 TwitchCon (@WillJPowers) March 31, 2022
This time around, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), who up until now were the sole organizer for the event, have partnered with ReedPop, the producers for large entertainment-media events like PAX, New York Comic Con, and more.
It was confirmed by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) since July that E3 would be returning in 2023. However, with no specific dates until now, as well as competition from many other virtual showcases such as the Summer Game Fest, there were doubts about E3 ever returning.
Despite E3’s nearly 3-decade-long existence, it remains to be seen if it can compete with the many other virtual and live events happening until June of next year.