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Every year we look forward to the rush of game news during E3, but this year E3 has been cancelled.

Due to concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, the ESA announced today that E3 2020 has been cancelled.

Since E3 isn’t until June, I’m surprised they made the decision this early, but maybe they wanted to make sure people have enough time to cancel their plans.

According to the official announcement, they’re looking into the possibility of having a coordinated online experience in place of E3.

Nintendo will probably hold its E3 Nintendo Direct as usual, but I wonder if they’ll still show gameplay in the following days like they normally do through Nintendo Treehouse. Xbox will also be holding a digital event sometime this year. Sony was already planning to skip E3.

It will be interesting to see if other companies do digital events around the same time, such as Warner Bros., which was reportedly going to hold its first E3 press conference this year.

If there’s an online E3, I’ll cover all the news like every other year. If not… well, I’ll cover whatever news there is. What do you expect to happen in the wake of E3 2020’s cancellation?

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  9 Responses to “E3 2020 Cancelled; More Online Events Likely”

  1. Oh, geez. more people die of the flu. And like you said, it isn’t until June.

  2. I’m supportive of the cancellation!

  3. […] Last month, we learned that E3 2020 had been cancelled and speculated that more companies would do digital events in its place. […]

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