ESA plot massive E3 2009
This year's E3 show, held in LA last July, was universally regarded as one of the worst shows to-date, publishers and press agreeing that the event failed to live up to its billing as the world's most important gaming showcase.
Rumours abound for some time that 2009 will see E3 go public once again - the last two shows having been business-focussed, invite-only affairs, while organisers the ESA have already hinted that they're exploring options for a bigger event; chit-chat has been bubbling suggesting that next year could be more expansive too.
The LA Convention Center will once again host the event, and it will be held from June 2nd to June 4th. More guests and better general support is mooted, and tickets will be sold, although we hear attendance will be capped at 40,000.
"The old E3 is making a comeback. A broader range of industry guests will be invited. While the event won't technically be open to the public with ticket sales, this does mean that more people will have a shot at attending, and yes, I’m talking about you," ShackNews quote X-Play’s Blair Herter as revealing.