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E3 2020 Officially Cancelled as ESA Release Statement

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Rumours have been abundant in the last 24 hours that this year’s E3 event was going to be cancelled due to the ongoing Corona Virus situation, and this afternoon UK time, the ESA has finally confirmed that the event will no longer be taking please.

The Statement reads:

“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.”

This is far less of a surprise considering just how many events across the world have all started to disappear from the event schedule, especially in the US with precaution being taken rather than risking the public and those who run the events.

A little closer to home in the UK, we are yet to see if EGX Rezzed will continue to run from March 26th-28th this year, last week in only a matter of days the DOOM Eternal musical live concert was both announced, sold out and then ultimately cancelled by the end of the week. With under three weeks to go, many eyes will now turn to see if Rezzed will also be cancelled.

With 2020 suppose to have the launch of the next generation of console in Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5, how will this impact their reveals as of course Sony had already announced their plan to skip E3 once again but Xbox were driving towards a massive event for the Xbox Series X generation news reveal.

Original news source:

Rumours have been abundant in the last 24 hours that this year’s E3 event was going to be cancelled due to the ongoing Corona Virus situation, and this afternoon UK time, the ESA has finally confirmed that the event will no longer be taking please.

The Statement reads:

“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.”

This is far less of a surprise considering just how many events across the world have all started to disappear from the event schedule, especially in the US with precaution being best rather than risking the public and those who run the events.

A little closer to home in the UK, we are yet to see if EGX Rezzed will continue to run from March 26th-28th this year, last week in only a matter of days the DOOM Eternal musical live concert was both announced, sold out and then ultimately cancelled by the end of the week. With under three weeks to go, many eyes will now turn to see if Rezzed will also be cancelled.

With 2020 suppose to have the launch of the next generation of console in Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5, how will this impact their reveals as of course Sony had already announced their plan to skip E3 once again but Xbox were driving towards a massive event for the Xbox Series X generation news reveal.

Update:

Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, has just tweeted out their plans to hold an online event to continue their road to Xbox Series X launch:

Sean McCarthy
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