Trade Toilet Paper for Tissues, E3 2020 Has Been Cancelled
The ESA has officially made a statement regarding E3 2020, confirming our nightmares of the event being cancelled because of coronavirus. After the departure of show creative director iam8bit, we considered the possibility of the event ending but the ESA has announced that they’ll be cancelling the traditional even in favor of a much safer digital showcase. E3 2020 was originally intended for June 9th until June 11th at the LA convention center and gamers may still have lots of news to look forward to during those dates through other methods.
“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,” said the ESA. Before the COVID-19 situation really started, Geoff Keighley dropped out of presenting at E3 2020 but when iam8bit cancelled their plans, we knew big news was coming. Many events are being cancelled with a pandemic spreading across the planet and gaming events are not exempt from the looming threat.
“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 be issuing refunds to fans and exhibitors who invested in this year’s E3 ahead of time and they’re working with their various members to create a comparable online showcase.
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