After much speculation, the ESA has officially announced that E3 2020 will be cancelled.
In a statement, the organizer shared:
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.
The ESA will also opt to possibly explore options for an online version of the event where members of the industry can showcase their titles. They are also working with exhibitors and attendees with information about providing full refunds for their purchased tickets.
The company shares:
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.
Currently, the residence of Los Angeles, CA, has been experiencing the Coronavirus outbreak after multiple cases have been confirmed within the county. Now, 20 individuals have tested positive with the virus, which leaves the possibility of others infected to be suspected.
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