Returning to the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, UK, this September, will be the annual EGX event which celebrates its 10th year. The popular expo – often touted as the biggest consumer gaming show in the country – has today announced that tickets are available.
EGX 2017 will be one of the best ways for UK gaming fans to get their hands on the latest titles and tech, with some of the biggest names regularly attending. It encompasses a broad range of genre’s, from eSports and virtual reality (VR), to YouTube, Twitch talent, indie games, cosplay and retro gaming. And for those keen on entering the industry the GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair will be there to offer advice to students, helping to nurture the next generation of videogame professionals.
Organised by Gamer Network EGX 2017 will also include:
? The Rezzed Zone showcasing a massive collection of independently developed games
? Developer Sessions featuring presentations and talks by some of the world’s most influential game creators
? A multi-league eSports area featuring Gfinity and ESL
? An official Street Fighter V tournament on the Capcom Pro Tour, featuring a large prize pool and vital ranking points
? The GamesIndustry.biz Trade Zone, offering meeting space and networking opportunities to the UK industry
? The Rezzed Sessions stage, offering in-depth insight into the game development process
? Retail stands with limited edition merch and pre-order incentives exclusive to EGX
“EGX is the UK’s flagship games event, and we’re excited to be taking it further than ever before. With higher capacity we’re able to support still more spectacular exhibits and provide more space for attendees to spend time gaming with friends. Whether you’re looking to play the latest blockbuster, discover an indie gem or learn how to make gaming your career, we’ve got it all,” said David Lilley, Managing Director of Gamer Events. “We’ll also be extending the spirit of EGX into the evenings with official parties on Friday and Saturday, working in conjunction with top hip hop turntablist, DJ Yoda who’ll be presenting The History of Gaming show.”
In terms of VR, no exhibitors have yet been confirmed but with its growing presence at most recent events expect a strong lineup of experiences. EGX 2016 saw Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) in attendance with PlayStation VR, as well as several indie devs showcasing upcoming titles for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
If you want to secure an early ticket for EGX 2017 they’re available to purchase now with a range of options available. Prices start from £12.00 GBP for afternoon entry on the Saturday or Sunday, with full day tickets costing £23.00. Day passes for the Thursday and Friday are £19.00, while a four-day pass costs £67.50.
EGX 2017 takes place from 21st – 24th September 2017, and for further updates keep reading VRFocus.