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Sat, Jul 28, 2012 | 21:22 BST
ESA vice president Rich Taylor has teased an E3 2013 announcement for Monday, via Twitter.
Sat, Jun 02, 2012 | 18:37 BST
ES’s Rich Taylor believes E3 is “more relevant and popular now than it has ever been,” and it will continue to be, even as the industry heads towards the eventual, all-digital future.
Wed, Mar 02, 2011 | 13:53 GMT
Mon, Dec 08, 2008 | 10:37 GMT
Gamepolitics has confirmed that NCsoft is the latest publisher to leave ESA.
“We can confirm that NCsoft decided not to renew its ESA membership,” said ESA Senior VP Rich Taylor.
“We respect their decision and remain committed to serving the public affairs needs of the computer and video game industry.”
The departure means ESA’s membership’s dropped from 28 to 21 in 2008.
Activision, Vivendi, LucasArts, id, Crave and Codemasters all decided to jump ship this year.
There’s unlikely to be anything sinister about NCsoft’s move: the firm has struggled of late and so may well be looking to cut costs.
Wed, Sep 03, 2008 | 20:28 BST
ESA’s refused to comment on a Kotaku rumour that discussions are ongoing to make E3 2009 a public event.
“Regarding today’s published reports, the ESA does not comment on rumors and speculation and will make an announcement about the details and logistics of the 2009 E3 Media & Business Summit at the appropriate time,” ESA’s Rich Taylor told Edge.
“Each element of the Summit is opened for discussion and that process is ongoing to execute a productive and efficient experience.”
More through the links.
Tue, May 20, 2008 | 13:08 BST
According to this Kotaku piece, it cost ESA $5 million to break contract with the LA Convention Center and move E3 to Santa Monica last year.
The charge was due to loss of earnings: ESA was contracted to hold the expo at the Convention Center until 2012.
The site claims the cost forced up ESA subscriptions last year, an increase “rumoured” to have played a part in Activision, Vivendi and, most recently, LucasArts quitting the organisation.
“I don’t think it’s a mistake,” said ESA’s Rich Taylor. “There was a model in Santa Monica that we tried and after the event we polled participants across the board about what they thought of it and then we tried to figure out what we could do to make it better and returning to the Los Angeles Convention Center was the right decision.”
E3, of course, is back at the LACC this year. Full thing through the link.