CEA Decides Against E3-Competing 2007 Game Event
Posted by XanTium | October 17 00:02 EST
Officials from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the owners and organizer of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), have announced that the organization will not launch a 2007 gaming event.
CEA representatives had in August announced plans to form an advisory committee to consider creating a new video game event in the wake of the E3 annual event's refocusing effort by the ESA, and reports had indicated that the association was close to announcing such an event.
However, Karen Chupka, senior vice president of events and conferences at the CEA, issued the following statement today regarding a CEA gaming event:
"Although CEA was prepared to launch a new event, the recent announcement by ESA that it would open its event to both ESA and non-ESA members and would include PC and wireless gaming, led us to conclude that a new spring West Coast event would likely not serve the best needs of the industry. At this point, we will continue dialog with the industry to determine if the need for a broader gaming event exists for 2008.
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