When Is The Next E3?

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The End of an Era: No E3 in 2024, but Gaming Events Continue to Thrive

Since its debut in 1996, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) has been a staple event in the gaming world. However, due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, the last E3 took place in a digital-only format in 2021. Since then, many have been wondering when and if the next physical event would occur.

The End of E3

Unfortunately, there will be no E3 in 2024. In December 2022, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the organization behind E3, announced that they were ending the event after 25 years. This news came just months after canceling the 2023 event to reevaluate its future.

A New Era for Gaming Events

The absence of E3 may leave some wondering if major gaming events are a thing of the past. However, there’s no need for concern as various other events continue to provide opportunities for press and fans alike to get their hands on new and upcoming games and learn about titles currently in development. Some of these events include:


Held annually in Cologne, Germany, Gamescom is Europe’s largest gaming event and offers a wide range of games and experiences for attendees.

PAX (Penny Arcade Expo)

PAX East and West are bi-annual gaming conventions held in the United States, showcasing a diverse range of games and interactive experiences.

The Game Awards

An annual event that celebrates the best in gaming, The Game Awards features industry announcements, awards ceremonies, and exclusive content.

Continuous Coverage from Publishers and Companies

Many gaming companies, including Microsoft, PlayStation, Nintendo, and several large publishers, hold their own events throughout the year to reveal their latest projects. This ensures that fans remain informed on the latest gaming news even without E3.

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Wrap Up: A New Era for Gaming Events

Although the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) has come to an end after 25 years, the gaming industry continues to thrive with a multitude of events and announcements. With Gamescom, PAX East and West, The Game Awards, and numerous company-specific events, fans will still have ample opportunities to learn about new games and discover the latest developments in the world of gaming.

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