A few days ago, we confirmed that E3 has gotten re-imagined date for 2021. However, no news about the Online event 2020 was given. Well, today ESA has confirmed that E3 will no longer happen in 2020.
“Given the disruption brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be presenting an online E3 2020 event in June,” an ESA spokesperson told PC Gamer. “Instead, we will be working with exhibitors to promote and showcase individual company announcements, including on www.E3expo.com, in the coming months.
“We look forward to bringing our industry and community together in 2021 to present a reimagined E3 that will highlight new offerings and thrill our audiences,” they added.
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Well, Microsoft has planned a full digital event for the Xbox after their plans for the show were canceled. Similarly, Ubisoft also wrote that they will “explore” options such as online events. Many announcements from Super Mario 35th Anniversary to New Batman Title were set to be announced this year.
Sony was not interested in this year’s E3, hence many called it boring. The company wrote that E3 was not in its best interests. Lastly, E3 has been canceled for the first time in 25 years, which is upsetting.
Well, its pretty sad we are likely to miss E3 this year. PlayStation fans won’t be concerned because Sony decided they won’t be part of the event. Similarly, if you are really interested in getting some insights unto gaming event.
I’d recommend checking IGN “Summer of Gaming”, that is planned in early June. The event has partnered with Square Enix, Bandai Namco, 2K Games, and Sega.
Since public events cannot be held, the IGN Gaming event will be broadcasted digitally. “The event will include live broadcasts and on-demand programming featuring IGN’s editorial coverage of the work of game developers from around the world,” IGN said.