E3 could change venue in 2016

E3 could change venue in 2016
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

June 11th 2014 at 11:16AM

LA Convention Center 'is no longer a top-tier property'

E3 could move away from its Los Angeles home in 2016, according to the president of the event’s organiser the Entertainment Software Association.

As reported by CNBC, Michael Gallagher said that the LA Convention Center “is no longer a top-tier property” for what he called a "world class" show.

"The time to make this decision is relatively short," he said. "We'll consider all cities that can improve the experience."

The ESA has been here before of course. In 2012 Gallagher said it could move the event in 2012 over issues with construction works at the centre, but eventually agreed to stay at the venue until 2015.

It is not yet clear where the event would move to, though Gallagher has apparently suggested the ESA is in discussion with two new venues in the greater LA area.

Sources also claimed that other candidates could include Chicago, San Francisco, New York and New Orleans.