While E3 bashing has quieted with the passage of time, new comments by famed game designer Will Wright have driven another nail into the show’s coffin.
In an interview with gamesindustry.biz, Wright likened E3 to a zombie – and not in a positive, Resident Evil fashion:
It almost feels like a zombie at this point; it’s the walking dead. It’s such an abrupt end to what was E3, which had been this huge escalating arms race.
I understand why they really pulled the plug on the big E3. Looking at the amount of money a company like EA would spend on it, it was ridiculous amounts of money just to be present and competitive with everyone else, so I think they were looking for a way to sign the arms treaty and de-escalate the whole thing.
Right now we’re in this kind of dicey, do we have an event, what event is it, which one do we go to? I think we’re in an uncomfortable transition zone when really the real E3 died a couple of years ago.