Following on from yesterday’s (March 11) speculative reports, the ESA has today announced that they are cancelled E3 2020 over rising concerns surrounding COVID-19.
In a statement from the ESA on the E3 2020 website they had this to say:
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.
With Los Angeles (the yearly location for the convention) currently in a state of emergency, it seems as though this was inevitable, not to mention probably the right course of action.
Though the physical event won’t be taking place, in the same statement the ESA claimed that they are working towards a possible “online experiece”:
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.
Full statement HERE.
Are you sad to see the cancellation of E3 2020? What would you like their online experience to look like? Let us know.