Following up on the story below, the E3
now officially announces the cancellation of E3 2020, with the ESA
saying they are offering full refunds to exhibitors and attendees. They also say
they are exploring their options for providing an online showcase for game
industry announcements in June and promise E3 2021 will be "a reimagined event."
Unsurprisingly, they confirm the cancellation is due to concerns about the
NEWS: E3 2020 CANCELLED DUE TO GROWING CONCERNS
OVER COVID-19 VIRUS
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
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 be shared on E3Expo.com.
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