UPDATE: E3 2020 Cancelled – After a lot of supposition as well as rumors, the program’s organizer – the ESA (Entertainment Software Association) – officially announcing on March 11, 2020, three months before the annual event that.
In a statement the program’s coordinator, the ESA stated: “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.”
“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.”
“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.”
Even prior to the cancellation, that state of E3 going into 2020 got on unsteady ground. In 2014, PlayStation once more confirmed it would not be participating in for the 2nd time, while the ESA even took care of the leakage of its very own site as well as attendee checklist in February, adding to continuous issues over cybersecurity.
A number of major events have actually been cancelled following the COVID-19, including GDC and also SXSW, while rumblings of a prospective PS5 delay and Xbox Series X delay remain to fester, given that production has actually been greatly impacted by the spread of the disease across the industry.
What this particular cancellation suggests for when we can anticipate to hear more about the current games, the PS5, and also Xbox Series X is anyone’s guess at the moment, yet we will make sure to keep you updated.