No In-Person E3 2022

VentureBeat reports E3 2022 will be an online-only event amid renewed concerns about holding in-person gatherings during the pandemic. "Due to the ongoing health risks surrounding COVID-19 and its potential impact on the safety of exhibitors and attendees, E3 will not be held in person in 2022," the ESA said in a statement. "We remain incredibly excited about the future of E3 and look forward to announcing more details soon." There's a follow-up on IGN casting doubts on whether there will even be a virtual version of the trade show:
Meanwhile, E3's future has been a question mark for some time now. Its 2022 show never had firm dates set and was never on the official LACC calendar, despite past shows’ physical and digital being scheduled over a year in advance. An in-person E3 2022 had been planned officially since the opening of last year's show, per a speech from LA mayor Eric Garcetii. But its official Twitter and website have been uncharacteristically silent since then, and multiple sources with ties to E3 speaking to IGN under conditions of anonymity suggested that the ESA had given up on trying to hold a physical show much earlier, possibly as far back as fall of last year. Other industry sources suggested that while they would typically have heard about formal plans for E3 by now — digital or physical — the ESA's silence on the matter had been deafening, and they are unsure what the plan is at all, if any.