Entertainment Software Association, the group behind E3, says it’s will look to conducting an online showcase in place of E3 in June., the biggest gaming event of the year, has been canceled due to concerns about the spread of the novel according to a statement from the event organizers on Wednesday. The
“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,” the ESA said in a statement.
The news of the show’s cancellation was reported by Ars Technica Tuesday. Prior to the report, video game publisher Devolver Digital tweeted: “Cancel your E3 flights and hotels, y’all.” That stoked the already significant suspicion that E3 would follow the likes of Mobile World Congress, the , and Facebook’s in-person F8 conference getting canceled.