That’s according to organiser the Entertainment Software Association, which has confirmed the date and location of the US expo.
The body also said that there will not be a dedicated trade area – suggesting that the much-loathed Barker Hangar, which hosted game demonstrations at this year’s event in Santa Monica, has been dumped.
CEO of the ESA Michael Gallagher told GameDaily in a statement:
"The U.S. is the world's number one video game market and the E3 Media & Business Summit is its premier video game conference. The 2008 Summit will provide a professional and efficient environment for suite-based meetings with media, and other industry leaders.
“We look forward to welcoming the media and top industry executives to a centralized, business focused and personalized experience. Our program of high-level meetings, networking and personal dialogue, and industry-shaping panel discussions will capture the explosive growth we have seen in 2007 and lay the foundation for the 2008 video game marketplace."