E3 2020 Officially Canceled

E3 2020 officially canceled due to COVID-19

By Grayshadow, Posted 11 Mar 2020

GDC 2020, SXSW, and now E3 2020 have been added to the list of canceled gaming events. With the ESA confirming that the upcoming event has been canceled due to the COVID-19.

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The ESA made the news public after numerous rumors and hints from publishers surfaced.

After careful consultation with our member companies regarding the health and safety of everyone in our industry – our fans, our employees, our exhibitors and our longtime E3 partners – we have made the difficult decision to cancel E3 2020, scheduled for June 9-11 in Los Angeles.

Following increased and overwhelming concerns about the COVID-19 virus, we felt this was the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation. We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold this event for our fans and supporters.  But we know it’s the right decision based on the information we have today.

Our team will be reaching out directly to exhibitors and attendees with information about providing full refunds.

We are also exploring options with our members to coordinate an online experience to showcase industry announcements and news in June 2020. Updates will be shared on E3expo.com.

We thank everyone who shared their views on reimagining E3 this year.  We look forward to bringing you E3 2021 as a reimagined event that brings fans, media and the industry together in a showcase that celebrates the global video game industry.

This doesn't bold well for the future of E3. As of now, the ESA has confirmed that E3 2021 is happening but we'll have to wait and see.

It's likely that publishers and developers will host livestreams to highlight their products that would've been shown at E3 2020.

Adam Siddiqui,
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