Canceled for the first time in 25 years
The Coronavirus outbreak has either delayed or suspended almost all events this year. Similarly, the pandemic also affected the biggest gaming event of the year E3. The event was cancelled for the first time in 25 years, which was very upsetting.
June 15-17 2021
Entertainment Software Association has now come forward to announce a newer date for E3. The event is set to be held next year on June 15-17. In a post by GamesIndustry.biz, event partners were told that a “reimagined event will be held next year”
Well, it is very confusing. Firstly, ESA said that E3 is progressing rapidly despite the Coronavirus threat. Afterwards, they cancelled it in its final stages, and no official announcement regarding the upcoming date was given. Their message was unclear, however, it is still rumoured that they can plan a digital event this year.
In a Statement by ESA, the company said that they were “exploring options with our members to coordinate an online experience to showcase industry announcements and news in June 2020.”
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.