E3 2020 has apparently been cancelled!
The news we’ve all been dreading has finally dropped. E3 2020 is cancelled due to the increased presence of Covid-19 in the United States. According to Ars Technica, the cancellation will be officially announced at 9:30 am PST. The governing body of E3 has reportedly informed all its members that although the traditional event won’t go ahead, an online event may take place sometime this summer. My Name is Pedro developer Devolver Digital tweeted out this morning that all those planning to attend should cancel any flights or hotel bookings.
Is This The End Of E3?
The state of California has already declared a state of emergency over Covid-19, adding increased legal pressure on the ESA to cancel the event. The virus is just one more blow to the conference, and may well be the final nail in the coffin of E3. Geoff Keighley recently announced he would play no part in E3, for the first time in twenty-five years.
How the big platforms will respond to this news is yet unknown. Gamers have waited patiently for official prices for the upcoming next-generation consoles, but a delay now looks likely. E3 has been such a massive part of many of our gaming lives, but all things must change. If one thing is certain, this news will affect the entire industry for some time to come. Time will tell what the outcome of this unprecedented circumstance is.