Surprisingly enough, E3 2018 is just a few months away and if you’re looking to join in on the fun at one of the biggest gaming trade shows of the year, next week will be your opportunity to grab tickets to the event.
The Entertainment Software Association announced that general public tickets for E3 2018 will go on sale next week starting February 12th, 2018 at 12pm ET through E3’s official website. No details as far as pricing and the number of tickets have been revealed at this time, but you can most likely expect a similar number like last year.
After being largely dedicated as an industry show among game developers, publishers, and press/media outlets, last year the ESA made a notable change in the format of E3 by opening the show’s doors to the general public at E3 2017, which brought as many as 15,000 additional attendees to the show compared to the previous year; general public passes completely sold out last year, as a result.
However, one tweak that the ESA is implementing this year is that General Public admission to the show will only be for specified time windows (as opposed to all hours of the show each day), which gives some time for specifically publishers and developers to interact with press and media outlets each day, given that the cramped show floor drew some criticism last year. The hours of the show itself have also been extended slightly to accommodate the additional guests attending the show. The schedule and hours can be found below:
In addition to the general public tickets sale announcement, producer Geoff Keighley also revealed through Twitter that he will return again to produce the event’s E3 Coliseum, which will feature various talks, panels, and conversations with various game developers, personalities, and more.
E3 2018 will take place from Tuesday, June 12 – Thursday, June 14 in Los Angeles, CA.
— E3 (@E3) February 6, 2018
I’m happy to say I’ll be returning to produce @E3 Coliseum this June, with three full days of programming! Amazing lineup of guests will join us to celebrate video games. All streamed online too. See you there! More details soon on specific sessions #E32018 pic.twitter.com/MD4BVe0DVY
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) February 6, 2018