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E3 2020 has officially been canceled

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E3 2020 won’t be happening this year in June according to the ESA. The company has put out a statement which says that the organisation hasΒ made the difficult decision to cancel E3 2020. The reason for the cancelation is the coronavirus which is thoroughly affecting countries throughout the world.

“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.


Thanks to Syed for the news tip!

21 thoughts on “E3 2020 has officially been canceled”

      1. Bullshit! The coronavirus will be dead in June in hot California. They cancelled it because all the big companies started doing their own shows.If it was just the virus they would wait until May and then decide. After all money talks!

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      What the hell are you writing? Don’t you hear the coronavirus every day on the news?

      1. To all of the responses above, it shutting down due to the coronavirus has nothing to do with the post. Its a comment on the overall state of affairs for E3. With or without Covid-19, the state of affairs for E3 was already grim, and that’s what the comment was snarking on.

      2. +cronotose
        Uhm…How does that make sense? Nintendo has been doing their “Online Thing” for a good few years now and yet E3 still remained alive and well.
        Either the comment is ignorant to the coronovirus or it’s falsely accusing Nintendo’s “Online Thing” of killing E3, take your pick.

  1. Well, I guess E-3 will not be happening this year because of the outbreak. Nintendo could always do a Nintendo Direct for June 2020 and do a digital event someplace else that is private or something.

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      But with E3 out of the place Nintendo can decide any date for a direct.

  2. That’s a bummer, but good call. All those nerds in one place. No offense, but good hygiene and video game fans aren’t synonymous in my mind.

    1. Hygiene huh, that’s extremely petty right now. Just sounds like a flimsy excuse to justify not being upset that there’s no definitive date for video game reveals.

      E3 has always been in June, so you could expect at least some big news in June (especially if any news before E3 is extremely niche/light). Meanwhile, Nintendo drops directs whenever they want, and leave however long a gap they wish.

  3. This wouldn’t be so bad if Nintendo had just given us a direct beforehand.

    Now we have nothing, and may end up getting nothing come Holiday 2020.

  4. With or without Coronavirus, the E3 was already losing steam over the years. i am a bit nostalgic to see that the E3 is not going to be celebrated this year, as i have been following every E3 news since i was a teen back in the launch years of the Gamecube, PS2 and XBOX. good times.

  5. As much as I wanted to watch E3 2020, I completely respect their decision to cancel it if the Coronovirus is THAT contagious of an outbreak.
    They figured that if they went through with their plans then they’d be putting thousands/millions of peoples health at risk.
    It sucks there isn’t going to be an E3 event this year, but hopefully we can still have new video game announcements while we wait for this to blow over.

  6. Excuses, excuses. E3 was dying for awhile now. Joking that Nintendo’s directs killed it aside, this event was going downhill for awhile now. This is just an excuse to test out the waters of a digital E3 event.

    Yeah, yeah. People have died. And? People die from HIV, AIDS, etc, etc, too, yet you don’t see condoms going out of stock all across the planet. (Not to mention car crashes, smoking, vaping, guns, plane crashes.) This reminds me of the days West Nile Virus & SARS were being made into such a big deal. Oh & there was the Swine Flu! Remember when Ebola & the Black Plague were making a come back, too? Hm. Wasn’t there some talk about Anthrax returning some couple of years ago, too? Point is, people need to quit freaking out & panicking, trying to predict the end of society as we know it. I don’t know about non-religious people, but I’ll let the big guy worry about the “End of the World.” I’m gonna enjoy life & stay as safe as possible without hoarding toilet paper, Kleenex, Lysol, yada yada like some doomsday prepper.

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