It's difficult to discount the Covid effect since planning for E3 apparently began later than it usually does. So companies would have less time to prepare their presentations.
But unless other companies have similar problems with the direction of E3, they may stick around. Especially if the cost of attending E3 is lowered due to it no longer being the same live in-person event as before.
I don't understand why people spread conspiracy theories that sound ridiculous, without looking up if they're true/have been debunked first.
But the conspiracy theory is that one person inexplicably changed his clothing for no apparent reason, and that the editors also left that in for no apparent reason, and that no one else in the CNN crew would wear a red CNN jacket...
When you have an Agenda you aren't looking for facts. You are just hoping others don't look for facts also. That is basically the basis between fake news. Say something and hope more people repeat it than people fact check it.
That said as far as the thread goes. What is the "definition" of E3. If everyone just uploads (or streams) a video is that E3? "Summerfest" was the day before involving Elden ring etc. But that isn't consider part of "E3". One of the biggest announcements of the year one day before E3 - isn't part of E3.
Post covid I have no clue what E3 is anymore. Before E3 was a convention that allowed people and Journalist to mingle together. See a lot of booths, watch announcements get hand on video games etc. Did that happen this year?
Sony releasing a video whenever they want will have the same "feel" as Nintendo or Microsoft - but they aren't part of E3. So it sounds like E3 is defined by a very strict schedule.
- Deadliest mass shooting by an individual in US history (10/01/2017)
- Deadliest high school shooting in US history (02/14/2018)
- Deadliest massacre of Jews in US history (10/27/2018)
- Political assassination attempt of TWO former presidents(and 10+ other people) (10/23/2018 - and beyond)