The world’s biggest gaming conference and trade show won’t be happening this year. After much speculation due to other major event cancellations, the ESA has officially cancelled E3 2020. They issued the following statement today through their social media channels:

“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,” the ESA said in a statement.

“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.”

It seems as though Coronavirus has struck again and gaming fans won’t be able to attend this year, although “full refunds” are being issued to both attendees and vendors.

Plans are in the works for what may be a “digital” E3 this year, to showcase all of this year’s big announcements in at least SOME fashion. They also announced that plans for E3 2021 are still tentative.

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