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E3 2022 will be an Online-Only Digital Showcase once again

Live events have been few and far between since the beginning of COVID-19, and gaming has seen its fair share of digital-only showcases as a result.

Courtesy of a new announcement, we now know that E3 2022 will follow suit as an exclusively online event once more.

Here's what we've learned about E3 2022 and what things might look like come showtime.

E3 2022 will be a Digital Showcase

With the recent evolution of the COVID quarantine thanks to Omnicron and other factors, E3 2022 will not be returning to live events this year. ESA's official statement via GameBeat confirms this bad news, stating "Due to the ongoing health risks surrounding COVID-19 and its potential impact on the safety of exhibitors and attendees, E3 will not be held in person in 2022."

Instead, fans can expect yet another digital showcase for E3, where some of gaming's biggest new titles will be revealed for the first time to an audience of millions.

The digital nature of E3 2021 certainly took some steam out of the prestigious annual event last year. In this way, E3 2022 going digital once more is unfortunate news.

Given the extenuating circumstances, however, it's understandable that this decision was made, and this could very well be the status quo for these massive annual events for the foreseeable future in the gaming space.

How to Watch E3 2022

All signs point to E3 2022 returning to the format of E3 2021, a digital showcase with no tickets attached, free for all viewers online.

This would be in the form of a livestream, and there will no doubt be many organizations co-streaming the event to offer their own input and commentary along the way. So whether you're looking for some extra insight or simply a drinking game to follow along with, there will be plenty of opportunities to watch E3 2022 exactly the way you want to.

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