E For All Officially Dead

IDG World Expo, the event organization behind E3 and the open-to-public E For All, has officially ended E For All, confirming suspicions aroused by a statement last night.

"Unfortunately, E For All will not be occurring in 2009, as our focus now turns to E3," said an IDG representative to Joystiq.

"We encourage E for All exhibitors to participate in the E3 new event," said IDG CEO Mary Dolaher yesterday. The new E3 has been re-expanded to hopefully recreate the extravagance that came with the event prior to 2007.

In 2008, E For All had a measly attendance of around 15,000--a fraction of the 58,000 garnered by the Penny Arcade Expo, another event known for being open to the public.