E3 passes are going up for sale, and once again, this year the show is open to general attendees.
The biggest gaming show of the year will offer three different types of tickets. At the most expensive tier, there’s the Business Pass, open for industry professionals, business partners, and analysts, which costs a whopping $995. A second type, the Industry Pass, will be given out to select members of the media and the industry.
The third type of pass, the Gamer Pass, is the one that most attendees will be interested in. This offers access to the show floor for the full three days of the show. The first 1000 of these passes will cost $149, and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. After that, prices will rise to $249, and tickets will be sold in a limited quantity. If you’re set on going to E3, then it’s in your best interest to jump on buying these tickets quickly while they’re (relatively) cheap.
For general ticket holders, the first two days of the show will have shortened show floor hours to allow industry and business pass holders access to the show free of the crowd. The third day, however, will allow general pass holders to attend the show floor in its entirely. To grant the public even more time, show hours overall have been extended.
This year marks only the second time E3 has opened its doors to the public. E3 2017 was the first time tickets were openly available, and that made that year’s show the most-attended in E3’s history.
E3 2018 will take place from June 12th to June 14th at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Source: E3 FAQ