E3, the world’s most watched game show, plans to return in 2023. We hope there will be a strong racing and sim racing presence to push the genre forward.
After much anticipation and some canceled events, the Electronic Entertainment Expo – known simply as E3 – is back in action and personal this spring.
The gaming industry’s legendary event for computer and video games and related products triumphantly returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) from Tuesday, June 13th to Friday, June 16th, 2023. In addition to the four-day event, E3 will be supporting digital partner events beginning on June 11 and running throughout the duration of the show.
Of course it’s been a journey in recent years, with cancellations in both 2020 and 2022. In 2021, E3 hosted an all-virtual event with an extensive schedule of game shows and commentary, live entertainment and incredible showcases.
And while we’ve been wholeheartedly there for it during the uncertainty of the pandemic, this year’s four-day show looks equally impressive for media and fans alike, with separate industry and consumer days/rooms.
“E3 is one of the few opportunities for the global gaming industry to come together, unite as one loud voice and show the world what they create,” said Kyle Marsden-Kish, VP of Gaming at ReedPop. “Our vision is to reunite the industry by reinventing the traditional E3 week, bringing back that spark and restoring E3’s role as a truly magical global showcase event for game developers and consumers.”
ReedPop, the group behind events like PAX, EGX, New York Comic-Con and Star Wars Celebration, will host the 2023 show.
Here’s a little breakdown of what to expect:
E3 Business Days (Tuesday 13 June – Thursday 15 June)
- Reserved exclusively for registered industry personnel to network in person, hold professional meetings and engage with licensors and distributors. In dedicated industry-only halls and rooms, the media can get up close and personal with upcoming games presented by developers and publishers from around the world.
E3 Gamer Days (Thursday 15th June and Friday 16th June)
- This event takes place in a unique hall that is separated from the industrial area. Consumers are invited to experience the future of gaming first-hand and engage with developers, content creators, media personalities and more. During these days, a special theater of content (accessible to ticket holders) will be running, offering an in-depth look at the highly anticipated titles.
The list of confirmed exhibitors and event schedules have yet to be announced. But no worry. We’ll keep you updated as more details are announced in the coming months.
What we’re really hoping for is a strong contingent of racing game and sim racing exhibitors to expand this subgenre within the broader industry.
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