E3 2022 to be an online-only event

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New Delhi, Jan 8 : In the wake of another Covid-19 surge, Entertainment Software Association announced that one of the largest video game trade shows Electronic Entertainment Expo -E3- will not be held in person this year.

“Due to the ongoing health risks surrounding Covid-19 and its potential impact on the safety of exhibitors and attendees, E3 will not be held in person in 2022. We remain incredibly excited about the future of E3 and look forward to announcing more details soon,” read a statement issued by the ESA.

The 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards Show that was scheduled to be held on January 31 has also been postponed.

“After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners, the Recording Academy and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards Show.

“The health and safety of those in our music community, the live audience, and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly to produce our show remains our top priority.

“Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the show on January 31st simply contains too many risks. We look forward to celebrating Music’s Biggest Night on a future date, which will be announced soon,” a joint statement from the Recording Academy and CBS read.

Apple has also decided to hold its 2022 Annual Meeting in a virtual format to provide a safe experience for its shareholders and employees. The meeting is scheduled to be held on March 4.

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