Last year, consumers had the opportunity to attend E3, and the reactions were mixed at best. Long cues and less than stellar security practices were among the issues that Entertainment Software Association (ESA) faced when they opening the conference to consumers for the first time. However, ESA will still go forward with consumer passes and starting next week, you can purchase yours!
Today, ESA announced that consumer tickets will go on sale on February 12th at 12 pm ET (9 am PST). Tickets for the first 1000 consumers will be $149. After that, the price will jump up to $249. You can purchase your ticket at https://www.e3expo.com/
— E3 (@E3) February 6, 2018
E3 Coliseum will also be making a return, and Geoff Keighley will once again be involved in the proceedings.
Look, I am personally ok with consumer passes. However, I really want to see the ESA address the concerns from last year. A little newsletter or post would help alleviate a lot of concerns that came up last year. Will security be better? Will there separate consumer and industry experiences? Only time will tell at this point.
Did you attend as a consumer last year? Let us know your experiences in the comments below!