2020 has been a year full of event, conference, festival, and convention cancellations and the latest to go up on that list is E3.
E3 has just 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, 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.”
The official twitter page of E3 has stated the following:
With the acknowledgment of the Corona Virus situation, the Xbox team has stated that they will hold an “Xbox digital event” to cover their portion of the news.
Geoff Keighley also tweeted out the following message.
We expect most gaming companies to release a statement in this regard and hold some type of digital coverage for their IPs.
What are your thoughts about the closure of E3 2020?