E3 2008 was a disaster. But what will the 2009 version look like – provided there is one?
GP: Since there is hoopla involved, the ESA must be holding E3 next year – and it must be a very different animal (because if it was the same, everyone at ESA would be fired). Here are the possibilities as we see them:
- open to the public
- open to the public & combined with that other L.A.-based flop, E for All
- back to the pre-2007 extraganza, but open to industry and media only
- an entirely new show with an entirely new name… in an entirely new city?
UPDATE: I’m hearing unconfirmed reports that the ESA – which owns and operates E3 – is not on board with whatever E3 news G4 has planned for tonight.
UPDATE 2: G4 reports that E3 2009 will remain in L.A., but offer public admission – for a fee. Expect the ESA to drop the official announcement on Tuesday morning.