The Electronic Entertainment Expo, more commonly known as E3, is a major event that gets all hands on deck and places a spotlight on the gaming industry. Developers and publishers, large and small, of games, hardware, and accessories attend to show off recent and upcoming creations for eager fans and journalists. While many are able to watch significant parts of E3 from home, the event itself was normally reserved for the press. Last year, the E3 production crew opened the event up to the public with a limited amount of tickets and mixed results. This year, the public will have access once again via Gamer Passes and they go on sale today.
The E3 Gamer Pass goes on sale today, February 12, 2018, at 10:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM EST. Access to the Electronic Gaming Expo for gamers will cost $149 for the first 1,000 sold and cost $249 after.
Last year's introduction of the Gamer Pass was a bit of a cluster, as the expo floor wasn't changed enough to welcome the many additional new faces to the event. This resulted in incredibly long lines that were managed well by a few companies, like Sony with their app-based queue system, but overwhelmed others. Hopefully, last year served as a learning opportunity. With the additional revenue brought in by allowing access to more people, this shift isn't likely to go away anytime soon, but the production crew should work on ways to provide a better experience for the different parties that are in attendance and be better prepared for the undoubtedly larger sum of people.
If you're interested in getting a Gamer Pass for E3, which takes place in Los Angeles, California, June 12- 14, head to the official E3 website and be ready to act fast when it goes live today at 10:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM EST so you can get the $100 discount. If you don't attend, Shacknews will be in attendance being you the best E3 breakdown around the industry. Happy hunting!