E3 comes forward as the biggest event for the digital world. It yearly includes the top companies of video games come to the stage to share all the latest on future endeavours. This year, however, ends in disappointment after E3 postponed to a later time. The option of a digital online event left E3 organizers uncertain if they wanted to commence the event this year. However, it seems that they did not take that option. Thus, news come forward that E3 2020 is now officially completely cancelled.
This bears much disappointment for all gaming fans around the world. The whole community would tune in to watch the largest event in gaming. It has been that way for all these past years, with the big three; Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft taking to the stage. Companies included many more as well such as Bethesda, Ubisoft, EA and many more. Turning down the curtains on the event for this year sparks many unfortunate reactions in the community.
PC Gamer reports that ESA told partners over the weekend; E3 2021 shall run from June 15th to June 17th. As for this year’s event, multiple companies that participated in E3 confirm they shall hold separate exclusive online events specific to themselves. One representative confirmed that organizers shall not hold an online event, rather they shall focus on the next year’s event.
An official statement released soon confirming the full scenario:
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 share on E3Expo.com whose link is below.
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.
This brings down the news that E3 shall face cancellation which is a first for many. The event held the biggest announcements in gaming, from titles to newer generation consoles and much more. It held full seats in every yearly event and broadcasted news worldwide to all gaming fans. The Corona pandemic seems to really affect the whole year this time as this is not the only event that faces cancellation. Other smaller events also faced cancellation. The months of April and May look to give all events an online format, with no live events throughout the globe.
Now, fans can only patiently wait for the next year’s E3 to come in June. For this year, they shall have to bear with individual broadcasts from all companies that would choose the option to release their news that way.
For more on E3, visit the official website.