After the fair is before the fair. And after the E3 2017 there will be an E3 2018. It will take place in June of next year and has already received an appointment. There are also numbers for this week’s event.
Although we will report abundantly in the coming days about the E3 2017, however, this does not change the fact that the fair, which took place in Los Angeles, was officially terminated. The stalls will probably be dismantled during these hours, but as usual: after the fair is also before the fair. This is true not only of the events that take place this year, such as the Gamescom and the Paris Games Week, but also another E3 edition is already in dry cloths.
The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has announced that the next E3 will take place from 12 to 14 June 2018 in Los Angeles. It is to be expected that the major publishers, including Sony and Microsoft, will offer their press conferences in the days before the official launch. It is already speculated that the E3 2018 could serve as a skating ground for the unveiling of the PlayStation 5. Several analysts believe a launch in the coming year.
Back to this year’s edition: At the E3 2017, no less than 68,400 visitors took part. It must be noted that the American trade fair is almost exclusively directed to the specialist audience, while the much more filled Gamescom is open to all interested parties. At the E3 2016, 50,300 people participated. In 2017, however, it was the first time that 15,000 private individuals had been able to obtain trade fair tickets.