E3 2019 will be held June 11-13 in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Convention Center, event organiser the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced today.
It is the final show confirmed for the LACC. Last year, ESA CEO Michael Gallagher said the organisation may pursue other options if the LACC does not modernise and upgrade the facility. Gallagher said he would like to see the LACC increase the show floor space and make the halls overall connect better. The two main halls, West and South, are separated by a lengthy hallway.
Reached for comment today, a representative for the ESA said, “Right now, we’re just promoting the 2019 event. We aren’t announcing dates beyond that.”
E3 has been held every year since 1995, though it hasn’t always been in Los Angeles. The 1997 show was held in Atlanta while the 2007 show took place in Santa Monica. There is no word on where E3 might go in 2020 if it leaves Los Angeles. The city is desirable for American developers, as there is a high concentration of studios located in California and other parts of the west coast.
The city of Los Angeles would also be sad to see E3 leave, as the show brings in thousands of thousands of developers, media, and now public attendees, all of whom spend money on accomodation, food, and ground travel.
E3 2017 attendance was 68,400, a figure that includes the 15,000 public tickets that were sold this for the first time in the event’s history that year. This was up from 50,300 at E3 2016. No attendance figures for 2018’s event have been announced yet.
E3 2018 brought a ton of big news from all of the biggest companies in games. For more on all the announcements, check out GameSpot’s press conference news roundups below.