For a long time (for more than two decades) the industry’s eyes were focused on that specific window at the beginning of June that served as a stage for the E3the “largest games fair in the world”. However, time passed and the event lost more and more space and importance, especially for the big gaming brands.

Well, after years of uncertainty, the bill finally arrived: ESA (the organization responsible for the show) confirmed to the The Washington Post what E3, once considered the “largest games fair in the world”, is officially dead — in other words, there will be no more editions in the coming years.

The message shared on social media brings tears to the eyes of nostalgic fans who have followed E3 for more than 20 years. “After more than two decades of E3, each greater than the last, the time has come to say goodbye. Thanks for the memories.”

“We know that the entire industry, players and creators have a huge passion for E3. It’s difficult to say goodbye to such a beloved event, but it’s the right thing to do, especially with the new opportunities the market has to reach new fans and partners,” the organization told The Washington Post.

E3 was the most anticipated moment of the year for video game fans

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, affectionately known as E3 by the public, was a gaming event that took place annually in Los Angeles, California. Since its first edition in 1995, the show has served as a backbone for the games industry, always providing big announcements and several unforgettable moments that have been etched in the memories of players around the world.

Over the years, E3 has become synonymous with high expectations, also serving as the stage for the unveiling of iconic consoles such as the original PlayStation and Xbox. However, the format became increasingly outdated and financially unsustainable for large publishers.

These problems also intensified even more during the years of pandemic that humanity faced — after all, there’s no way to hold an event of this magnitude without an in-person audience, right?

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