E3 2020 Is Officially Cancelled

Coronavirus concerns have cancelled one of the biggest gaming events of the year.

E3 2020 Is Officially Cancelled

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (or E3) is probably one of the biggest events for gaming of the year, and though it was originally set to happen in June, the event has been canceled due to concerns over the spread of the Coronavirus.

The Entertainment Software Association had said in a statement (via Kotaku):

“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.”

While the main event has been canceled, the organizers are said to be finding a way to “coordinate an online experience to showcase industry announcements and news in June 2020.” Seeing that a majority of fans experience E3 online anyway, I guess it’s great that the reveals would be coming straight to the internet rather than exclusive panels at the event.

This is sure to be a big bummer for fans, and it was even rumored that WB Games was gearing up for an announcement for a Harry Potter game, a new Batman title, and the next game from Arkham developers Rocksteady Studios. Now it looks like WB will have to organize a digital announcement, seeing that E3 has failed to push through.

We don’t know what the ESA has planned for the digital announcements yet, but hopefully, we get an update soon.

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