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COVID-19 does it again, we’ll have E3 but online

Although there is no official date for the completion of this video game show yet, the event was expected to return to the level head-on this year, but the prevalence of the omicron variant and the fact that it has become dominant in the United States. Together they made the officials enough.

It is worth noting that analysts such as Jason Schreyer, a journalist specializing in video games, reported that since November 2021, the European Space Agency has already abandoned the implementation of the in-person version of the event, as they have not even announced the dates in which it will happen, a fact of paramount importance to media planning.

The fact that the event was not held in person has an economic impact on Los Angeles, the city in which it was held, because according to data from 2019, the last year it was held, there were just over 66,000 participants and created jobs for more than 4,000 people, bringing in an estimated income of 88 Million dollars.

And despite the fact that the past year has shown that many large video game companies can live without E3, given that they have a great ability to hold their meetings for their presentations online, the people most affected by these decisions are independent developers, since they do not have the exhibition space .

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