The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has just announced that Los Angeles will continue to host the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) from 2013 through to 2015, despite speculation.
Next year’s E3 will take place from June 11th through to June 13th, 2013, and will be hosted primarily at the Los Angeles Convention Centre, as well as LA Live and “a plethora of venues throughout downtown Los Angeles and the City.”
CEO of the ESA (which represents the US video game industry), Michael D. Gallagher, said of the announcement:
“We are proud to partner with Los Angeles for another three years. The City serves as a strong backdrop for the video game industry’s biggest announcements and we look forward to remaining in LA.
“Video games are a dominant force in the global entertainment marketplace and there is no better place to display that than Los Angeles. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the City and AEG.”
Futre E3 events will be open to both members of the ESA and those not currently signed up to the group, while the association welcomes companies “involved in console, PC, online, and social and mobile game publishing and development, qualified business partners, as well as makers of video game hardware and peripherals” to exhibit at the shows.
“In 2012, E3 brought 45,700 video game industry professionals, investor analysts, journalists and retailers from 103 countries together for a three day industry trade show that generated $40 million in revenue for Los Angeles,” the ESA wrote in a statement.
El33tonline attended E3 2012 and had a whale of a time. A whale!
If you missed any of the announcements at E3 this year, look over El33tonline’s extensive coverage of the show, with hands-on previews, developer interviews, showfloor photos and video booth tours included.