Another nail in the coffin for E3.
It seems to be the case indeed. Also with the internet as it is nowadays, it's much cheaper to simply make videos and upload them giving people all the info they need, videos like State of Play or Nintendo Direct.
I hope they still do conferences at E3 or elsewhere cause that was fun to watch but yeah, I get it, why spend millions of dollars to get a space at E3 when you can just make a video and freely upload it on Youtube whenever you want and with as much info as you'd have at E3.
I believe that if E3 wants to survive this transition they need to become a 100% people's oriented kind of event, like GamesCom or the Paris Games Week cause organizing an event just for professionals is no longer relevant. They know this since they began allowing people to attend these past years, but what I'm saying is they need to move full steam in that direction by completely opening to everyone who wishes to attend.
This is the exactly sort of attitude that is ruining this world. Let's replace a live theatre presentation with some pre cooked video with some unknown kind of female robotic voice like on State of Play. Or even cheaper, let's replace everything with just a playlist of trailers.
That's why good wood furniture was replaced by cheap furniture that don't last 3 years. That's why glass bottled coke was replaced by cheap plastic bottles that ruin the seas and cause cancer or whatever. That's why shoes that could last 10 years were replaced by Nike crap. Well, not exactly, but you know what I mean?
I do get the people that don't give a damm about e3. It's a matter of choice and taste. But I believe that certain decisions don't have to be made just because there's youtube and it sort of solves all problems.