E3 2020 Reportedly Cancelled Due To Coronavirus Concerns (UPDATED)
This year had so much promise going into it, with many expected game launches, reveals, new consoles, and much more. However, it seems the concerns regarding the coronavirus outbreak are slowly chipping away at this, with E3 2020 reportedly being the latest convention to be cancelled.
The gaming community grew suspicious when Devolver Digital tweeted “Cancel your E3 flights and hotels, y’all” late Tuesday night. While this could be seen as the studio making light of the situation in their usual fashion, it is very well possible that E3 2020 is actually being cancelled due to COVID-19. Bloomberg has reported that the ESA will be making a formal announcement later today (March 11th) that the expo is cancelled and that they will be looking into an online format for this summer.
Bloomberg: E3 2020 cancellation to be announced today (March 11) at 9:30 AM Los Angeles time
— Nibel (@Nibellion) March 11, 2020
This comes after the likes of GDC 2020 being postponed amid growing concerns over the virus outbreak as well as the likes of Coachella and SXSW. It is unknown at this time what will come of E3 2020, or the future of the expo, but we will likely learn more in the very near future. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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What say you, gamers? Does the possible cancellation of E3 2020 spell disaster for the future of the expo? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.