ReedPop and the ESA have ended their E3 partnership, meaning that the PAX organizer won't handle any future E3 events.
This news comes via GamesIndustry.biz, where reporter Christopher Dring confirms that the two companies have parted ways for any potential future E3 shows.
In addition, the ESA has apparently informed the Los Angeles Convention Center, which has traditionally played host to E3 in the past, that its services won't be required for a 2024 show.
As GI.biz points out, that doesn't mean there won't be an E3 next year, but it does mean that it won't be held at the LA Convention Center, which would be a significant break with tradition.
According to GamesIndustry.biz, a "complete reinvention" of E3 is also on the cards for 2025.
The fact that 2024 isn't mentioned could lend further credence to the idea that E3 will skip 2024, although the ESA hasn't officially announced any plans regarding next year's event yet.
According to GI.biz, ESA president Stanley Pierre-Louis says he "appreciate[s] ReedPop's partnership over the past 14 months" and that the ESA itself is "committed" to its role as a "convenor for the industry" through E3.
For his part, ReedPop event boss Kyle Marsden-Kish says his company has "enjoyed [its] time working with the ESA" and "look[s] forward to seeing [E3's] evolution" in the future.
The ESA also says we can look forward to more news regarding E3's future in the coming months, so hopefully, we'll find out whether or not a 2024 show is on the cards soon.
Although E3 won't be returning to the LA Convention Center next year, one event you can look forward to in LA is Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest.
The presenter confirmed that his event will make a return to Los Angeles next year in a tweet sent earlier today. Like the ESA, he also says more info on his event will be available in the coming months.