E3 2021’s live occasion has actually been cancelled, according to documents submitted by the Board of Los Angeles Convention and Tourism.

Last month, we heard that E3’s organiser the Electonic Software Association (ESA) had prepare for a digital-focused program, though a hybrid or liveoccasion had actually not been eliminated.

Now, documentation collected by ResetEra (thanks, Twinfinite) notes the program as a “cancelled live occasion”, though with a possible license to return in 2022 and 2023.

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The program’s production group might utilize E3’s house at the Los Angeles Convention Centre and its next-door LA Live location for broadcast, the file concludes.

But it now appears clear: do not anticipate to see anybody strolling through the LACC’s doors once again this year.

E3 was last kept in 2019, after in 2015’s occasion was cancelled in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the disturbance it brought. Publishers were delegated arrange their own digital occasions online, and expose occasions for business such as PlayStation and Xbox occurred throughout the summer season.

This year, the ESA has stated it wishes to bring a few of those diverse occasions back internal, and back into a concentrated week of exposes – though without a physical program to anchor the occasion, it’s uncertain if publishers will leap back on board or continue to do their own thing.