For the first time since 1995, E3 has been cancelled. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the ESA (Entertainment Software Association) has come to the decision to prevent further outbreak of the coronavirus and to cancel the event.
The ESA stated, “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.”
This is not the first event to be cancelled due to the outbreak, many other events within the last few weeks have been cancelled or rescheduled to a further date. The ESA is looking for an alternative to the cancellation by perhaps creating an online event that will allow people to stay home while enjoying what there is to offer at E3, the date for this may be in June of 2020, yet there has not been a definitive answer as of yet.
This year was meant to be a big year for gaming, with the inclusion of the new generation of console gaming, but it is unknown as to what the future may hold and if everything will have to be pushed back.