Having gone virtual – or been cancelled – for the last few years, there were many who considered the in-person glories of E3 to be something of the past. But fear not as E3 will return to business in June 2023 – and it’ll be produced by ReedPop.
Confirmed today, E3 – the world’s premier celebration of interactive entertainment – will make its long-awaited return to the Los Angeles Convention Center in the second week of June, 2023. It comes about as the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) start to partner up with ReedPop, the event production company who have successfully been behind PAX, New York Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, and other acclaimed celebrations of pop culture. They’ll look to be reuniting the global video game industry for a week of titanic AAA reveals, earth-shaking world premieres, and exclusive access to the future of video games as E3 gets back to doing what it does best in June 2023.
Welcoming back publishers, developers, journalists, content creators, manufacturers, buyers, and licensors, E3 2023 will also highlight digital showcases and feature in-person consumer components.
“It is a tremendous honor and privilege for ReedPop to take on the responsibility of bringing E3 back in 2023,” said Lance Fensterman, President of ReedPop. “With the support and endorsement of the ESA, we’re going to build a world class event to serve the global gaming industry in new and broader ways than we already do at ReedPop through our portfolio of world leading events and web sites.”
Kyle Marsden-Kish, ReedPop Global VP of Gaming who will lead the newly formed E3 team along with his global gaming live event responsibilities added, “For years, we’ve listened, heard, and studied the global gaming community’s feedback. E3 2023 will be recognizably epic—a return to form that honors what’s always worked—while reshaping what didn’t and setting a new benchmark for video game expos in 2023 and beyond.”
“We are thrilled to bring back E3 as an in-person event with ReedPop, a global leader in producing pop culture events.” continued Stanley Pierre-Louis, President and CEO of the ESA. “The past three years have confirmed that E3 convenes our industry like no other event. ReedPop brings world-class talent and a keen understanding of the video game industry, which will serve to enhance the E3 experience for years to come.”
Expect to hear more details in the coming months, but if you’re ready to get back to attending events like the good old days, E3 2023 will be there for you.