E3 2020: A Sneak Peek at the Year Ahead.

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The ESA Has put out a blog post talking more about E3 2020:

https://www.theesa.com/statements/e3-2020-a-sneak-peek-at-the-year-ahead

We’d like to cut right to the chase.

We’ve listened to the feedback of our media partners, attendees and the industry at large. We are committed to keeping E3 at the level you’ve come to expect.

You’ll be happy to know that we’re not producing E3 2020 in a vacuum. For E3 2020, we’re collaborating with industry insiders and new creative partners, including the tastemakers at iam8bit, to reinvigorate the show and, frankly, to shake things up.

We are well down the path on the development and production of a large, super fun floor experience that celebrates gaming culture in exciting new ways.

Without revealing too much right now, here’s a taste:

We will be showcasing E3 to the world through new streaming and digital programming while creating gatherings on the show floor that let people do what they love the most… play and celebrate games.

We’ll have surprise guests, amazing stage experiences, access to insiders and experiential zones that delight the senses. It will be incredibly inclusive, celebrating all aspects of our industry.

Over the next few weeks – and continuing all the way to E3 – we will be revealing more details and will continue to listen and learn. In fact, if you have an idea that you’d like to see come to life at E3, please send it to suggestions@e3expo.com, and we’ll see if we can make it happen. No idea is too large or too small; we want to hear from you.

You should also know that we’ve upgraded our media registration process, which received a lot of attention this past summer. Earning back your trust and support is our top priority.

That’s why we rebuilt the E3 website with enhanced and layered security measures developed by an outside cybersecurity firm. This included updating our data management processes, including the handling of personally identifiable information, and we will no longer store that data on our site. We have also changed our registration practices and will collect the minimum information necessary to complete your registration.

E3 2020 will be a new and revitalized experience for everyone – the many exhibitors committed to the show, the members of the media who have supported us for so many years, and the fans and community that are the heart and soul of video games.

Finally, in case you’re wondering, E3 registration will start on February 15th. We’ll have more information on the process in the coming days.

What do you guys think? Ready for some Queuetainment?

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Apart from the modernization of their website, there isn't a single bit of this that couldn't describe any other E3. That is a whole lot of PR speak.

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Hmmm . . . Let me run that through my PR-speak translator.

We’d like to cut right to the chase.

We’ve listened to the feedback of our media partners, attendees and the industry at large. We are committed to keeping E3 at the level you’ve come to expect.

A lot of people complained last year.

You’ll be happy to know that we’re not producing E3 2020 in a vacuum. For E3 2020, we’re collaborating with industry insiders and new creative partners, including the tastemakers at iam8bit, to reinvigorate the show and, frankly, to shake things up.

Our sponsors are threatening to leave us and the show is in danger of becoming irrelevant, so we've hired outside consultants to do the hard work for us. And so they can sell you things.

We are well down the path on the development and production of a large, super fun floor experience that celebrates gaming culture in exciting new ways.

We're too far into the process to change anything now, so don't bother asking.

Without revealing too much right now, here’s a taste:

We can't reveal anything because we don't actually have any real plans, but here's a generic list of things that will happen:

We will be showcasing E3 to the world through new streaming and digital programming while creating gatherings on the show floor that let people do what they love the most… play and celebrate games.

We hear the kids are into this thing called "Twitch" these days, so we'll be "streaming" everything. Whatever that means.

We’ll have surprise guests, amazing stage experiences, access to insiders and experiential zones that delight the senses. It will be incredibly inclusive, celebrating all aspects of our industry.

We've invited a bunch of C-list celebrities and terrible bands to give painfully awkward shows at the event. To best celebrate all aspects of the industry, we've made sure at least one of them will say something racist, homophobic, or misogynistic. If we're lucky, it will be more than one at once!

Over the next few weeks – and continuing all the way to E3 – we will be revealing more details and will continue to listen and learn. In fact, if you have an idea that you’d like to see come to life at E3, please send it to suggestions@e3expo.com, and we’ll see if we can make it happen. No idea is too large or too small; we want to hear from you.

Just kidding. We don't *actually* want to hear from you, so please send you suggestions to this email box we'll never read.

You should also know that we’ve upgraded our media registration process, which received a lot of attention this past summer. Earning back your trust and support is our top priority.

After last year, our lawyers warned us we needed to clean up out shit.

That’s why we rebuilt the E3 website with enhanced and layered security measures developed by an outside cybersecurity firm. This included updating our data management processes, including the handling of personally identifiable information, and we will no longer store that data on our site. We have also changed our registration practices and will collect the minimum information necessary to complete your registration.

We spent five minutes learning about basic internet security. This year, we'll only sell your information *without* your knowledge.

E3 2020 will be a new and revitalized experience for everyone – the many exhibitors committed to the show, the members of the media who have supported us for so many years, and the fans and community that are the heart and soul of video games.

Please make us relevant again!

Finally, in case you’re wondering, E3 registration will start on February 15th. We’ll have more information on the process in the coming days.

We know we said we'd cut to the chase at the *top,* but here's the chase.

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