After E3 2012, rumours began to circulate that the gaming event of the year would change venue and relocate to Las Vegas. For those unaware, a big part of the L.A. Convention Centre will be involved in a major building project as it's constructed into the new Farmer's Field stadium. Some wondered whether the disruption would encourage the E3 organisers to try somewhere new, but it seems that L.A. is where E3 continues to belong, with the convention centre and "a plethora of venues" in the downtown area to be used.
Michael D. Gallagher, CEO of the ESA, which represents the U.S. video game industry, had this to say in the announcement.
We are proud to partner with Los Angeles for another three years. 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.
It's also confirmed that the event will take place from 11-13 June, so it's far too early to start booking flights and hotels; at least gaming enthusiasts won't be able to gamble away their spare cash in the casinos of Las Vegas.