E3 is usually something that is reserved for those in the gaming industry, but things will be changing this year. It has been revealed that E3 2017 will be open to the public, which will be for the first time ever. The ticket prices have been revealed, and depending on how quick you are will depend on how much you pay.
There will be 15,000 tickets sold in all, and the first 1,000 that are sold will cost $149. The remaining 14,000 tickets will cost an additional $100 at $249. These consumer passes will go on sale on February 13th, which you’ll be able to do through the website when the time comes.
While it’s certainly big news, getting the consumers involved in the equation has been something that has been getting more and more attention in recent years. There have been related events where consumers could try out the games shown at E3, and the publishers themselves have held their own shows to do the same thing. Considering it’s the consumers that fuel all of this, allowing them to get in is a nice thing to see.
As for when E3 2017 actually takes place, this year’s show will run from June 13th – June 17th. There are several big things that have the potential to be shown during the event, with the biggest one potentially being the reveal of the Xbox One Scorpio. The subject recently came up regarding whether or not the console might be revealed before the actual event, but Xbox boss Phil Spencer was not willing to confirm whether or not this would happen.
Despite E3 2016’s numbers being down slightly compared to E3 2015, it still managed to attract over 50,000 people to the event. E3 2015 had been the first time in over a decade where the event managed to crack 50,000, so E3 2016 still did fairly well with attendance when all things are considered.