Gamer Network, the company which publishes the likes of the Eurogamer website and Rock Paper Shotgun to name a few are planning two massive consumer events in 2014 to build on the success of the Eurogamer Expo and Rezzed.
The consumer events by Gamer Networks will now go by the name EGX (which was a popular trend at the 2013 events especially through the Eurogamer Expo on twitter with its #EGX tag) and will be bigger and better than ever next year. EGX Rezzed takes place at The NEC in Birmingham from 28th-30th March, while EGX London will take over Earls Court for four days from 25th-28th September.
EGX Rezzed will cater for 25,000 gamers at the end of March, showcasing the best of PC and indie gaming alongside next-generation console titles due out in the Easter window and beyond. Expect a huge retro arcade, developer sessions, cosplay, tournaments and more.
The sessions are still curated by Tom Bramwell and he’ll be working hard to maintain the PC and indie spirit of Rezzed as we welcome a broader church of games from other formats.
Tickets for EGX Rezzed are now on sale at the show’s new website: www.egxrezzed.net.
Looking further ahead, EGX London will take over two full floors of Earls Court at the end of September. Gamer Network are increasing the show capacity to 80,000 gamers this year, with over two thousand screens of playable games and a wide range of other activities.
The EGX London website is also live now at www.egxlondon.net and tickets will go on sale from 1st April 2014.
I like the idea of the EGX as its easy to filter through to other events, but the main Eurogamer Expo will still be known as that to me, as the Eurogamer Expo, as it has been since the first event. Adding more capacity to EGX London might be a bit of an annoyance too considering how bad at times the queues were this year at the event (the likes of the personal 1.5 hours queue for 10minutes! of Ryse or 3 hours for Battlefield 4 or COD Ghosts), however this year was the next generation event with Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, Nvidia Shield and more on show, and with them all out for nearly a year at the 2014 event, im hoping the queues will be like previous events.