Update: Bloomberg is now reporting that, indeed, E3 2020 will be cancelled due to the coronavirus. An official announcement will be made around 12:30pm Eastern time on March 11th. The ESA has sent a private memo to their partners that they are “exploring options for an online E3 event this summer”.
The status of E3 2020 has been a huge uncertainty, thanks to the outbreak of the coronavirus. Recently, the ESA has been trying to reassure fans and the gaming industry as a whole that the show will go on. Unfortunately, it seems that things are about to change. Multiple companies and journalists are now reporting on Twitter that E3 2020 is going to be cancelled. Some say that the official decision hasn’t been made just yet, while others say that the official word could come as early as tomorrow morning. There’s even speculation that “the term ‘cancelled’ may be nebulous”.
Regardless of the official word, it is not looking good for E3 2020. And the general consensus is to “cancel your plans”. If it’s not happening, companies, including Nintendo, will have to adjust accordingly. It is unknown if there would still be a week in June dedicated to press conferences, video presentations and live streams, but it’s not impossible. When the official word is made, we’ll let you know. In the meantime, a tweet relaying the news is down below.