EGX – the UK consumer games show formerly known as the Eurogamer Expo – is leaving London Earls Court venue behind next year for the Birmingham NEC.
Organisers say the 2015 event will be ‘the biggest EGX ever’ and will take place from September 24th to 27th 2015.
The news comes after EGX 2014 drew a record 75,000 attendees over four days, with the show featuring over 100 unreleased video games, presentations from game developers and more.
EGX also says that tickets for 2015 will remain frozen at this year’s prices, and is working with travel companies to deliver discounted train and coach packages for visitors to the show.
Attendees will be able to access new facilities and attractions currently being built on-site. Opening in spring 2015 and part of the NEC campus, Resorts World Birmingham will be the UK’s first ‘integrated destination leisure and entertainment complex’, comprising of a four star hotel, restaurants and bars, multi-screen cinema and casino.
“EGX has experienced amazing growth during our four years at Earls Court,” said co-founder and CEO of Gamer Network Rupert Loman. “And while we are sad to leave, we see the move to the NEC not only as a real opportunity to continue its success, but also to evolve and improve the experience we offer both attendees and exhibitors.”
Elsewhere, PC and developer-focused show EGX Rezzed will take place from March 12th to 14th 2015 at London’s Tobacco Dock.
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