Can't imagine how sweaty that show floor was. 48,900 people attended this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, 1.5% more people than attended last year's conference.
On the other hand, companies exhibiting at the show dropped by more than 10%. Whether that was because smaller teams found it more difficult to afford the trip this year, or because more developers were represented under the umbrella of a larger publisher isn't clear.
“The video game industry’s explosive growth and technological innovation were front and center at E3 2014," said ESA president Michael Gallagher in a statement regarding those figures. “Video games are the most innovative and engaging force driving our culture and entertainment experiences the world over. Congratulations to our incredibly creative members, partners, exhibitors, and the hundreds of millions of gamers who engaged with the show online and through social media.”
So another year of snazzy trailers and expensive yet still slightly awkward press conferences gone. E3 2015 will take place June 16-18.