One of the highlights of the year for the video game industry is clearly the Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3. It is one of the biggest video game events in the world. But in the past, it has always been closed to the public. To attend it you had to be working in the industry. Or find some other clever way to sneak in there. This year this luckily finally changes.
15,000 tickets for sale
According to Gamespot, the event’s organizer Entertainment Software Association sells a total of 15,000 tickets to this year’s E3 conference. The ticket sale started on Monday, February 13. For $150 – $250 everyone can now join the event for all three days, get access to the show floor, panel discussions, and other events from Tuesday through Thursday.
The community wanted an open E3
Opening the show for game fans was the result of repeated requests from the game community to be able to join E3. ESA’s senior VP of communications, Rich Taylor, told Gamespot that the feedback was very clear. Not only fans but also exhibitors were excited about public access to the show. “It’s a changing industry, and E3 has always evolved to meet industry needs and anticipate where we’re heading together–as an event, as an industry, and as fans. The decision to open our doors to 15,000 fans was a strategic decision. It is thanks to our members and their vision and leadership that made this possible. We have a model that allows the business of the industry to continue for our business and media attendees and provides an opportunity for video games’ biggest fans to experience the latest in innovative, immersive entertainment.” Taylor said.
Tickets available now
This year’s E3 is on from June 13 – 15. As always it takes place at the STAPLES Center in Los Angele. If you still want to join, be fast and grab one of the tickets on sale right now. And maybe see you around there!