“This is the end, beautiful friend”: the inexorable end of E3 has finally arrived, with an announcement that closes the doors of the fair forever
It is with ill-concealed despondency that, with a black band on his forearm, we inform you of the end of E3: the latest statement effectively closes any possibility of revisiting the event born in Los Angeles in 1995. After difficult years full of rumors about the end of the line, the Washington Post’s interview with the president of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Stanley Pierre-Louis decreed the demise of the former Electronic Entertainment Expo. After over two decades in which the event served as an annual showcase for the gaming industry, with the malignant complicity of the pandemic which allowed it to return only in 2021 in an exclusively digital format, we have reached that end of the line. We leave you at farewell tweet from the official social profile.
— E3 (@E3) December 12, 2023
“Goodbye, goodbye, E3 goodbye, we have to leave each other”: the end of an event closes an era
Although admittedly dissatisfied with the concept of “World Premiere”, Geoff Keighley has never made a secret of having toasted the possible end of E3, thanks also to the infamous tweet that (literally) turns a blind eye to the cancellation of the 2022 edition of the event. Just three months ago ESA was hoping for a showcase reinvented over the years to come; hopes turned out to be in vain in the interview, in which Pierre-Louis declared how “difficult” it was “to say goodbye to such a beloved event”. Naturally, everything can also be attributed to the single showcases of various companies, such as Nintendo Direct and Ubisoft Forward. However, shouting “GGWP” as in the tweet above, all that remains is to bask in the memory of classic moments such as the public debut of Reggie Fils-Aimé, the $599 PlayStation 3 and the iconic Ikumi Nakamura.
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