By Crystal Colwell / March 11th, 2020
There has been much speculation surrounding E3 2020 concerning if the event would be cancelled, or postponed. We can now report that it has been cancelled due to concern of the COVID-19 Virus (AKA Coronavirus). E3 2020 had been scheduled for June 9-11 in LA, but now could turn into something more online only.
E3 2020 CANCELLED DUE TO GROWING CONCERNS OVER COVID-19 VIRUS
WASHINGTON – MARCH 11, 2020 – 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 E3expo.com.
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.
I am curious to hear if you were expecting this or not, and if you think this will change E3 in the future as well since they are talking of doing something online only this year.