The Electronic Entertainment Expo will remain in Los Angeles through 2015, the Entertainment Software Associated announced on Monday.
“We are proud to partner with Los Angeles for another three years,” said ESA CEO Michael D. Gallagher in a statement. The City serves as a strong backdrop for the video game industry’s biggest announcements and we look forward to remaining in LA. Video games are a dominant force in the global entertainment marketplace and there is no better place to display that than Los Angeles. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the City and AEG.”
“ESA supports AEG’s mission and vision for downtown Los Angeles and the areas surrounding the Los Angeles Convention Center. We appreciate AEG’s willingness to work in partnership with our organization to not only create a construction schedule to accommodate the needs of our guests but also their commitment to incorporate many of our suggestions into the design of the new venues. These resulting upgrades to the facility will truly benefit all conventions and further establish Los Angeles as industry leaders. We are glad we could come to an agreement that keeps E3 in its traditional home.”
The ESA threatened to leave town last month because of unresolved issues surrounding the proposed rebuilt Los Angeles Convention Center.