This year’s E3 will open the doors to the general public for the first time in years.
Tickets go on sale starting Monday, February 13th and will retail for $250 (or $150 for those who purchase on February 13th). ESA’s senior VP of communications, Rich Taylor, told Gamespot “The feedback we heard was clear–they wanted to play the games inside the convention center. In addition, exhibitors inside the convention center wanted to have access to the fans. So this year we’re bringing the two together.”
“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.” Taylor said. “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.”
Other conferences and expos, such as PAX, GDC, and CES have been open to the general public since their inception, providing an accessible way for gamers to get an early look at next generation games and tech.
Like previous years, InformedPixel is planning to be in Los Angeles for E3. Stay tuned to our Twitter feeds and our front page for more information regarding coverage.
E3 takes place in Los Angeles, California from June 13th to June 15th.