Gryph Posted July 30, 2006 Share Posted July 30, 2006 Today, the plot thickened, as both Next Generation and GameSpot are reporting that the event will no longer exist at all in its current form. Next Generation, currently running the headline "EXCLUSIVE: E3 FINISHED," claims that the ESA's Doug Lowenstein will announce within 48 hours that E3 has been cancelled for 2007 and beyond. "The days of an industry event attended by all the major publishers, spending big money, are gone," reads the article. GameSpot reports that there may be a smaller industry event around the same time as E3, though it will not be held in E3's traditional home base, the Los Angeles Convention Center. Such an event would support hundreds rather than thousands of attendees, and would be a more subdued preview event rather than a full-blown three-day industry party. GameSpot claims that the ESA will make its announcement tomorrow.http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/43144 Although I've enjoyed the stuff that comes out of E3, I always felt it was a real resources drain on developers and publishers. Not to mention that most of the people who attend the show have no business being there. Hopefully a smaller, more focused trade show will arise just for business dealings and instead of only showing the press the games, they'll just release it straight to us, the gamers, instead. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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