E3 Cancelled

“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’ve made the
difficult decision to cancel E3 2020, scheduled for June 9-11 in l. a. ,”
announced the ESA during a statement posted on Variety.

“Following increased and overwhelming concerns about
the COVID-19 virus, we felt this was the simplest thanks to proceeding during
such an unprecedented global situation. We are very disappointed that we are
unable to carry this event for our fans and supporters. But we all know it’s
the proper decision supported the knowledge we’ve today.”

The ESA will reach bent exhibitors and attendees with
further information regarding refunds and canceled plans. The group is
additionally “exploring options” with regards to delivering news via
a web event in E3’s stead.

E3 2021 is predicted to travel ahead as planned.]

In what must be one among the first inevitable news beats in
a while, reports are now coming therein The Entertainment Software Association
(ESA) intends to cancels this year’s E3 event, adding to an ever-increasing
list of industry gatherings shutting down over concerns raised by COVID-19,
more commonly referred to as coronavirus.

Irreverent publisher Devolver Digital was one among the
primary to spark the rumor, with an ominous tweet suggesting that each one
attendee should cancel their flights and hotels. This was followed by a piece
of writing on news site Bloomberg, who is reporting that The ESA is going to be
announcing at 09:30 PT today, during which it’s expected to cancel E3 2020

While The ESA has been quite diligent in its assertions that
the Los Angeles-based gaming expo would still be happening this June, the
writing has been on the wall a few times. Multiple events within the gaming
industry are canceled, altered, or postponed in recent weeks, with many
publishers choosing not to make an appearance at the few games that are still
on the calendar. The likelihood of E3 – which hosted almost 70,000 attendees in
2019 – going ahead business-as-usual appeared to many unlikely at the best and
even irresponsible at the worst.

In related news, Kyoto-based indie gaming convention
BitSummit announced that it’ll also not be happening this summer. The organizer
has released a press release on Twitter during which the team apologizes for
the cancellation but notes that it’ll continue building plans for its next

We will, of course, update you ought to we receive official
word of E3’s cancellation from The ESA.

E3 games show slated for June called off over virus fears [Bloomberg]

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