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E3 2020 cancelled over coronavirus concerns

It's official.

E3 2020 has officially been cancelled over concerns of the coronavirus, COVID-19.

“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,” a statement from the Entertainment Software Association reads.

“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.

“Our team will be reaching out directly to exhibitors and attendees with information about providing full refunds.”

The ESA advised that it is “exploring options with our members to coordinate an online experience to showcase industry announcements and news in June 2020,” and that it looks 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.”

Yesterday, reports began to circulate that E3 2020 had been cancelled.

 

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