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It's not only Sony...Geoff Keighley is also skipping E3 , first time in 25 years

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Angelus said:
Makes sense really. Keighley is ambitious. The Game Awards are growing well under his watch, and if E3 continues to weaken, it creates more of an opening for him to expand, and turn his own event into the biggest in gaming.

Agreed. It also brings discussion and press like this. It'll be interesting how Game Awards go later this year and  who will show up to e3 next year if any changes are made... like being more open to the public.



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Am I the only one who thinks this announcement will actually make E3 better?



The_Liquid_Laser said:
Am I the only one who thinks this announcement will actually make E3 better?

How so?

On a side note, seems he wasn't happy with the ESAs direction:

https://twitter.com/geoffkeighley/status/1227644985844981760?s=20



Hiku said:
Dulfite said:
What is going on? Unless it is replaced with something I want it to stay. It's fun seeing so many game announcements competing with each other at the same venue.

Last year there were reports from people working at ESA that the situation there is very confusing, and that they're unsure if there will be an E3 after 2021 (I think), or what shape it will take. Had something to do with the companies that own ESA, but I forget the details now.

There was basically a war going on behind the scenes. One side, which included Sony, wants the show to become more fan focused and open it completely up to the public. The other side, which I'm assuming includes MS, wants it to stay as is, mainly for the press and insiders.



E3 has been slowly losing relevance for the last few years. I have been saying it for a while now. Once Nintendo switched to directs it was the beginning of the end. Then other publishers moved their conference just before E3. E3 just is not needed anymore. Nintendo has directs. Sony has the State of Play. MS has Inside Xbox. Tokyo Game Show exists. Gamescom. Pax and whatever else out there. Youtube, Social media. There are a million places and ways to deliver news now that didn't exist in 1995.

E3 was created out of a need in 1995. Games were at CES but were never the focus. They needed their own trade show as the industry was growing. In 2004 E3 was starting to be shown to the public for the first time with online streaming. Slowly it became less of a trade show and more into a consumer show. Now E3 is just kinda there out of habit. E3 is dying and that's fine. We don't need it anymore. Why spend hundreds of thousands to be at E3 with a booth and conference when you can either host your own event for cheaper or better press play on a video? I can see Nintendo leaving in the next year or two and reviving Spaceworld.

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thismeintiel said:
Hiku said:

Last year there were reports from people working at ESA that the situation there is very confusing, and that they're unsure if there will be an E3 after 2021 (I think), or what shape it will take. Had something to do with the companies that own ESA, but I forget the details now.

There was basically a war going on behind the scenes. One side, which included Sony, wants the show to become more fan focused and open it completely up to the public. The other side, which I'm assuming includes MS, wants it to stay as is, mainly for the press and insiders.

The issue was that E3 had become neither a trade show nor a consumer event but an amalgamation of the two. That was the problem that Layden (and I guess Sony) had with the event. Trying to focus on both the trade and fan aspects of the show was a mess for everyone involved (press have even mentioned it being far more difficult to get to appointments, demo games and do interviews then it used to be before the shift)

Layden suggested that just moving to a consumer show made more sense, because E3 is too late in many cases to work with retailers to stock product, something Sony does is February anyways. 

Whether there is behind the scenes drama is something I cant verify from any source. I would assume that isnt the case because E3 has being moving to being more consumers focused. But at this point, when they finally commit, it will be too late I feel. Sony are out and I doubt they are going back if Sony's current plans work out. 



So E3 will get another Reporter.. who honestly watches E3 to see Geoff?

I demand to see a female replacement to help support woman in gaming. 





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Gamescom is bigger anyways for the fans that attend. E3 is starting to crumble regardless. The majority of those who watch online just like to troll the developers and announcements on Twitch or YouTube. Comment section is more or less a cesspool there.



twintail said:
thismeintiel said:

There was basically a war going on behind the scenes. One side, which included Sony, wants the show to become more fan focused and open it completely up to the public. The other side, which I'm assuming includes MS, wants it to stay as is, mainly for the press and insiders.

The issue was that E3 had become neither a trade show nor a consumer event but an amalgamation of the two. That was the problem that Layden (and I guess Sony) had with the event. Trying to focus on both the trade and fan aspects of the show was a mess for everyone involved (press have even mentioned it being far more difficult to get to appointments, demo games and do interviews then it used to be before the shift)

Layden suggested that just moving to a consumer show made more sense, because E3 is too late in many cases to work with retailers to stock product, something Sony does is February anyways. 

Whether there is behind the scenes drama is something I cant verify from any source. I would assume that isnt the case because E3 has being moving to being more consumers focused. But at this point, when they finally commit, it will be too late I feel. Sony are out and I doubt they are going back if Sony's current plans work out. 

I kinda doubt this debate only started in 2017, when they opened to the public in a limited capacity. Personally, I think that was a move to try to appease the group that wanted it to become more consumer oriented. But, it turned out a to be too little too late.