E3 2017 Open To Everybody, First Time In History
E3 2017 Consumer Passes available!
For the first time ever, the upcoming E3 2017 is welcoming consumers! This is actually the very first time in the history of E3. The event will be from June 13 to 15, 2017 is Los Angeles, California.
— E3 (@E3) February 8, 2017
Consumer Passes are available for those who would want to go to E3 2017. The passes are available through the E3 website as early as February 13 12 PM ET / 5 PM GMT. The organizers are planning to sell 15,000 tickets, 1000 of which are available at a discounted “early bird” rate. Regular tickets will cost $250 and early bird tickets at $150.
According to GameSpot, the Consumer Pass gives its holder access to “show floor, panel discussions, and other events from Tuesday through Thursday of E3 week.”
A seminar yet separate event called E3 Live was created by the same organizers of E3 (Entertainment Software Association, ESA). E3 Live allows the public to watch game demos, live entertainment, get exclusive merchandise, and be a part of the meet and greets. Due to the overwhelming fan request during the E3 Live event, ESA opts to open E3 2017 to everybody.
ESA Senior VP of Communication, Rich Taylor says, “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 innovative, immersive entertainment.
As the updates come in, we shall keep you posted.