The mecca of gaming conferences will be staying put until 2015.
Despite the speculation surrounding its potential relocation, it looks as if E3 is staying put for now. Rumors of a new location, possibly Las Vegas, have now been laid to rest for the biggest gaming event of the year has extended its stay in the Los Angeles area up until 2015. E3 has also announced the dates for the 2013 show which will be taking place from June 11-13. Los Angeles Mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa commented on the decision.
“The City of Los Angeles is thrilled to welcome E3 back for another three years,” Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said in an official statement. “My office was committed to doing whatever it took to keep the largest annual conference that the city hosts here for another three years. I personally joined the negotiations and worked with all the parties to ensure the needs of E3 would be met.”
This year’s E3 event attracted 45,700 attendees generating total revenue of nearly $40 million for Los Angeles. It is fantastic news for the Los Angeles area that it is staying for at least another three years and not relocating anywhere.