For players of the old guard, the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) event is known because it was where companies such as Nintendo, SEGA, Sony and Microsoft presented themselves with their proposals for the world of video games, of course, in a previous world to E3. Although the roads parted, CES continued but has also been impacted by the pandemic and right now that a big comeback was being sought, plans are falling apart due to the cancellation of many companies.
Major companies will not show up at CES 2022
CES 2022 was planned to take place in a hybrid way from January 4-8 with the face-to-face phases in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, these plans were made before the Omicron variant of COVID-19 did its thing and since infections in the United States have risen dramatically, major companies have decided to take a step to the side. According to information from QORE, more than 40 companies have canceled their plans for CES 2022 to avoid unnecessary risks to their staff.
The detail in question is that among the companies that canceled their participation for the face-to-face phase -which caused a lot of expectation- are Meta (Facebook), Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Twitter, Lenovo, GM, Intel and T-Mobile, among others . Of course, this does not mean that they are not at the event, since in each case they chose to make digital presentations but this does not mean that the expectation was to return to the face-to-face format.
CES 2022 will be closing one day early, and the in-person event will take place in Las Vegas on Jan. 5-7, 2022.
Those that are unable to travel for CES 2022 have the flexibility to join digitally, with access to more than 40 conference sessions. https://t.co/aEboEA7G3r
– CES (@CES) December 31, 2021
These cancellations have led to a change in plans by the organizers of CES 2022, who through the official Twitter account of the event announced that it will last one day less, that is, the date established for its celebration will be from 4 to 7 from January. Likewise, it was confirmed that there will be more than 2,200 exhibitors so there will be much to see at this event specialized in technology and the digital world.
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