Posted by Chris Scott Barr on Oct 24, 2008

E3 Will Be Bigger, Better, But Not Open To The Public

Earlier this week we reported on rumors that E3 was going to be restored to its days of former glory, with public access and all. Well the ESA has finally commented on these rumors, and they were partially correct. Here’s an official quote from ESA CEO Michael Gallagher.

“Video games are the fastest growing and most compelling sector of the entertainment industry. And, this upgraded event will reflect the growth, innovation and excitement of our industry”

We will be getting an “upgraded” E3 complete with increased booth sizes, and an expanded list of eligible participant companies which includes those that aren’t members of the ESA. The event will even be co-produced with IDG World Expo, which has been organizing the E For All show.

What we won’t be seeing is access for the general public. The show will still be closed to exhibitors and press when they open their doors next June 2-4th. One big question still remains. Will there be booth babes?


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