The Entertainment Software Association announced today that E3 2020 has been canceled due to concerns over the Coronvarius, COVID-19, pandemic.
“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.”
Attendees and exhibitors will be contacted by the ESA about full refunds.
The ESA expressed interest in presenting an online only show to help showcase industry announcements, though no further details on that possibility has been announced.
They ended their statement by saying ,”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.”