Wednesday, March 11, 2020

E3 2020 Officially Canceled, But Not Completely

This is something we've been hearing rumors about for the past day, but now it is official. E3 2020 is no more. Here's the official statement from the E3 website:

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.
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.
We are also exploring options with our members to coordinate an online experience to showcase industry announcements and news in June 2020. Updates will be shared on
We thank everyone who shared their views on reimagining E3 this year. We look 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.

Honestly this isn't much of a shock. It's a huge show with developers and fans flying in from all across the world. It draws in a large amount of people each year, and in cases like these it's better to be safe than sorry. That being said E3 isn't "completely" canceled. While there may not be a physical show to go to, that doesn't mean online presentations or live streams are out of the question. So while the E3 as we know it may be gone, something will be taking it's place.