For the first time in E3’s history, it will be open to the public in 2017. The Entertainment Software Association announced today that 15,000 tickets will be open for public sale on Monday February 13th. Tickets will be $250 ($150 for early bird buyers on the 13th) and will grant access to the show floor, panels, and additional events from Tuesday through Thursday of E3 week (June 13-15th).
Rich Taylor, Senior VP of Communications for the ESA, commented on the announcement:
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. 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.
You can find more official information on E3 on their website here: E3 Official Site
This is fantastic news for video game fans who have always wanted to attend E3 but had no means to do so. The pricing is rather high, but as it’s such a high profile, limited access event, it should be expected. Planning on going? Let us know!