E3 is back this year at the Los Angeles Convention Center, taking place from June 13 to June 15, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has revealed.
This year will be a bit different for the event which is now operated by ReedPop, the group behind PAX, EGX, New York Comic-Con, and more.
For the first two days, it’ll be an industry event where business is conducted including interviews, meetings, and connecting with others in the industry. On the third day, the convention will be a hybrid industry/consumer day and the fourth day will be open to all consumers.
One-half of the convention center will be available to conduct business. ReedPop is also working on improving the E3 app to connect with others.
“E3 is one of the global gaming industry’s few opportunities to come together, unite as one loud voice, and show the world what it is creating,” said ReedPop VP of Gaming Kyle Marsden-Kish. “Our vision is to reunite the industry by re-establishing the traditional E3 week, bring back that spark, and restore E3’s role as a truly magical global showcase event for game creators and consumers.”
GamesIndustry.biz will assist with getting “data, insight, interviews and analysis” to people working on the business side during the show.
For fans, E3 will invite them to the halls on Thursday and Friday. Additionally, the show will be more accessible for indie games and indie publishers to showcase their games in the Concourse Hall.