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E3 2020 has been cancelled

Written by Matti Robinson @ 12 Mar 2020 12:10

E3 2020 has been cancelled

This weekend we were supposed to have Game Developers Conference with possibly some juicy details about next-gen consoles and games, although Microsoft at least has their own virtual conference. Now even the most anticipated game conference of the year, E3, has been cancelled.
As you might imagine, the cancellation of E3 2020 is coronavirus, which has shut down most of early 2020's events, including the likes of MWC, Google I/O, and others. According to Entertainment Software Association, or ESA, that is responsible for the annual game conference, this is the first year since 1995 that the E3 conference has not been held.



The organizer has announced that it is "exploring options with our members to coordinate an online experience to showcase industry announcements and news in June."

Sony had already decided to not attend E3 prior to the coronavirus going pandemic, or really even epidemic, but Microsoft and Nintendo, alongside dozens of game companies of course, have to seek for other means to promote their upcoming products.

Hopefully E3 and the industry can figure out a good way to congregate around a virtual conference of sorts to bring us the game goodies in June.

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