E3 is dead. Long live E…nah, dead’s fine, actually.
E3 is likely done. I mean, it is for this year for certain, but likely in the years to come. If it comes back it would need to be massively overhauled and delivered in a much different way than it was before.
But I don’t think it’s coming back. There’s so many alternatives to it now and the companies themselves (the big ones and probably a lot of the small ones) are just doing their own thing to get the word out. E3 is prehistoric almost. There is no need for what it once offered. I mean, there was a time it was needed, just like there was a time gaming magazines were needed (and don’t get me wrong, I’m still kind of fond of the ones who’ve stuck around), but it’s a dinosaur compared to how we get our information now and more so how the companies want to deliver it to us. Really surprised it never happened sooner, but that it took something like a global pandemic to bring the whole thing down.
I don’t know what needs to be done to bring it back to whatever glory it had. This goes back to a time when we could only get our gaming info from, mostly, magazines. It’s really hard to top, well, the internet when it comes to delivering information related to gaming. It’ll be interesting to see if they try and how, but I’m not holding my breath.
We MIGHT get a new Splinter Cell game before we get another E3. Ubisoft…it has been 3,499 days since a new Splinter Cell game (non-animated series or guest spot in another game franchise, remake, BBC radio drama, or VR exclusive) was released.