E3 2017 was the biggest E3 in more than a decade, attendance-wise.

E3 organiser the ESA has announced that attendance was 68,400 this year, up from 50,300 at E3 2016.

This year was the first that a substantial number tickets to E3 were sold to the public. A total of 15,000 were offered for sale and quickly snapped up.

The ESA reduced the number of passes granted to media, analysts, influencers, streamers, and games industry professionals as a result.

Yesterday, Polygon's Colin Campbell found the longest lines of the show at the Bethesda stand, where people queued for five hours to play either Doom VR, Skyrim VR, or Fallout 4 VR for 10 minutes.

He estimated most other lines were about an hour long for those without VIP access.

E3 2018 will take place June 12 to June 14, again at the Los Angeles Convention Center. It's not yet clear what the ESA's plans are for public attendance.