Trade fair officially canceled, online event could become a replacement


of Andreas Bertits
It was already hinting at the past few days and insiders had already announced it, now it is officially clear: the E3 2020 has been canceled. Organizer ESA is currently examining the possibility of an online event as a replacement.

After the reports this morning of March 11th, it was actually clear, but now we have certainty. This year the games fair takes place E3 not instead.

No E3 this year

Organizer Entertainment Software Associatio (ESA) issued the following statement: "After careful consultation with our member companies about the health and safety of everyone in our industry, including our fans, our employees, our exhibitors and our longstanding E3 partners, we decided that canceled E3 2020 scheduled for June 9-11 in Los Angeles. "

It also says there has been growing concern about the COVID-19 virus and everyone believes that this decision is the right one to deal with this "unprecedented global situation". "We are very disappointed that we cannot host this event for our fans and supporters, but we know that it is the right decision based on the information we have today," said ESA.

The organizers are also currently examining whether there is a way to set up an online event. Game announcements and news should then be communicated via this. If this plan works, this "Online E3" would take place in June. On the game fair website, E3Expo.com, you want to inform the industry about all further developments.

ESA is looking forward to presenting the E3 2021 as a newly designed event. But this year we have to get by without the traditional fair.

Source: E3 website

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