The Entertainment Software Association announced via Twitter this Wednesday that 15,000 tickets will be available to the public to attend the E3 2017. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, February 13 and cost $149 to $249.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, is one of the biggest video game events of the year.
This year, the conference will open its doors to the general public for the first time its history.
Exhibitors, games, and consoles showing up at E3 are still TBA or pending confirmation.
Experts suggest fans might get to see some exciting Nintendo Switch games as well as Microsoft’s long-awaited Project Scorpio.
Welcome back, consumers. Consumer passes go on sale Feb. 13. https://t.co/upcqHeX3V7 #E32017 #E3isComing pic.twitter.com/exwi9PgiD4
— E3 (@E3) February 8, 2017
E3 tickets go on sale at 12 pm ET on Monday
E3 will be open for fans this year, but the Los Angeles Convention Center can only host so many people.
The ESA has allotted 15,000 tickets for the most hardcore video game enthusiasts. The tickets will go on sale at 12 pm ET or 9 am PT on Monday, February 13.
A special discount will be available for the first 1,000 buyers. Those tickets will cost $149, while the remaining 14,000 will sell for $249 as stipulated exclusively through the E3’s official website.
The general public passes will provide full access to the conferences and showcases at the venue for the three-day event. The only way to get into the E3 before was to be a member of the video game industry.
What to expect from E3 2017
The ESA has yet to announce or disclose details of the event, but so far 200 exhibitors or more are expected to take the showroom at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 13 to 15.
Speculation so far points at Nintendo returning to the E3 with some safe bets to showcase, namely a working demo of the upcoming Super Mario Odyssey for the Switch.
The Japanese giant may take the opportunity to display some more titles coming up in Q3 and Q4 this year, but nothing as notorious or immediate as the next new title of the franchise.
Microsoft, on the other hand, may finally unveil the next console in line following the Xbox One S. Codenamed Project Scorpio, the console will reportedly be able to run games natively in 4K and provide PC-like support for VR titles.
The bad news is that such technology will likely come at a hefty price. Project Scorpio will likely double the highest price tags for current generation consoles. If it launches in the holidays this year as expected, it could cost between $800 and $900.