E3 has been going strong since it first debuted in 1995. The video game expo has been an annual staple event in which developers are able to showcase their big video game releases while the media are present to cover the announcements. Since its launch, the expo has been locked down to mostly representatives for developers and publishers along with the press.
Today, we’re finding out that E3 2017 will be open for the first time ever to the general public. This means you don’t have to be working within the game industry or a member of the press to get into the event. However, you will have to pay for an admission ticket and it’s limited to how many gamers are able to earn their spot into the venue.
There will be a total of 15,000 tickets available for consumers with the first 1,000 selling for $149 after which, the ticket prices will jump to $249. It’s worth noting that all of the tickets will grant gamers access to all three days of the event.
Even though the event will be open to the general public this year, there are still special benefits given to media and industry representatives which will include a dedicated entrance, access to the VIP Business Lounge, and more.
We’re interested in seeing just how well the expo handles this year with the mixture between press, industry members, and the general public. Nevertheless, there are bound to be plenty of big title announcements and updates which we’ll of course report on as it happens right here on Gameranx.