The list of participating companies at E3 2017 was uploaded! Take a look at the mega list below.
It was revealed that a lot of gaming greats are coming to E3 2017. They will be there alongside Bandai Namco, Activision, Capcom, Konami, Square Enix, Take-Two, SEGA, and many more.
Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) Participants
Here is the most updated list so far. Meanwhile, Electronic Arts will not be attending the upcoming E3 2017. Instead of attending, they will host EA Play, which will be happening from June 10 to 12 this year. In addition, Sony, Ubisoft, and Bethesda will announce their E3 press conference times soon.
15,000 consumer tickets went on sale at the event’s website, E3Expo.com. Furthermore, the E3 Twitter account wrote that if fans are waiting for the passes, all they need to do is stay in line. The ticket prompt will refresh when it is their turn to purchase.
History Of E3
Before E3, game publishers went to other trade shows to showcase new or upcoming products. These include the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the European Computer Trade Show. As the game industry grew, industry professionals felt that it had outgrown the older shows.
According to Tom Kalinske, Chief Executive Officer of Sega America, the CES organizers used to put the video game companies in the back. Moreover, In 1991 they put the publishers in a tent, past all the porn vendors to find them. Also, in that particular year, it was pouring rain, and the rain leaked right over Sega America’s new Genesis system. This made the CEO annoyed with the way CES treated the industry. Even more, he felt that they are a more important industry than the CES were giving them credit for.
Finally, Sega did not return to the CES the following year. With the founding of the Interactive Digital Software Association (IDSA) in 1994, most game companies followed suit.
The First E3
The first E3 was organized by IDG’s Infotainment World and co-founded by the Interactive Digital Software Association (now the ESA). In addition, it happened just in time with the release of new technology back then.
The first event was held from May 11–13, 1995 in Los Angeles. Keynote speakers included Sony Electronic Publishing president Olaf Olafsson, Nintendo of America chairman Howard Lincoln, and Sega of America president and CEO Thomas Kalinske. It was one of the largest trade-show debuts in history with 48,900 attendees.
E3 2017 runs from June 13 to 15. Stay tuned to Video Games Republic to catch the latest on video games, tech, and more.