After a flood of rumours suggesting a cancellation announcement for this years E3 expo was coming, the ESA has officially confirmed that the even is no longer happening. This comes after the ESA vehementally insisted that the they would still go ahead with a “safe and successful” E3. Of course a lot has changed since they made that promise. LA has now declared the COVID-19 virus spread a state of emergency.
“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.”
Despite the actual event not going ahead, all the planned announcements that we would have seen at the expo will still be released within the same time period. In the same statement the ESA said that they are “exploring options with our members to coordinate an online experience to showcase industry announcements and news in June 2020.”
This doesn’t really do much to make things better especially for all the people who have worked hard to put this event together or the people that have made plans to attend the expo.
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