The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) will stay in the city of Angels until at least 2015. A couple of months ago, there were a few rumors going around that the convention would be moved back to possibly Las Vegas or even a city in the East Coast of the United States. There were other rumors that suggested Tokyo or other parts in Asia, but obviously that would make it difficult for media outlets to cover the event.
In a statement by Michael D. Gallagher, CEO of the ESA he said the following.
“The city serves as a strong backdrop for the video game industry’s biggest announcements and we look forward to remaining in LA,”
This past June, E3 had about 45,000+ media analysts and video game professionals that generated the city of Los Angeles about $40 million in revenue. With the construction plan of a new sports stadium and convention center in downtown L.A, E3 in Los Angeles would be threatened. Luckily for us the ESA and the convention people figured things out.
Next year E3 will launch on June 11, which is only a few days from the original launch.