E3 2020 has been officially canceled.
UPGRADE: HE E3 2020 is officially suspended. The event will not take place this year, although it remains alive for 2021, which will return in a “renewed” way.
The different companies will announce their news through a online event. Microsoft and Ubisoft have already announced that they will do it this way, as well as Bethesda. Now we have the question: Will E3 end up becoming an online event?
We will inform you of the schedules of the different online presentations over the next few days. Go writing in your agendas!
A year ago the title of this news could seem crazy and almost unthinkable, however today it seems a more powerful reality with each passing hour. In the absence of an official confirmation from the organizers (ESA), E3 2020 would have been definitively canceled. This decision would have been made indoors and the only thing missing was a public announcement confirming the news. This is stated by different insiders, companies and journalists. The most prominent and well-known are Return Digital, who shared a tweet about it.
Cancel your E3 flights and hotels, y’all.
– Devolver Digital (@devolverdigital) March 11, 2020
TRANSLATION: Cancel your flights to E3 and hotels, all of you
E3 2020 canceled
The cancellation of E3 2020 is and is not a surprise. We do not dare to affirm that its confirmation is 100% secure, however different media, companies and journalists have echoed this news. We are before one of the worst news so far this year. While Devolver Digital’s words sound subtle, signs were starting to show that this could happen. Sony announced its withdrawal from the event for the second year and the state of emergency in Los Angeles due to the Coronavirus it might have had something to do with it too.
E3 2020 continues despite the preventive state of emergency in Los Angeles
Sony and the Coronavirus could have been the last shovels of a grave that had been dug for years. E3 has been taking place since 1996, 23 years without interruption. Now it is undeniable that winds of change are blowing with the arrival of the new generation of consoles, exclusive Sony video games on PC, services like GeForce Now … Without a doubt, these are times of change.
On the other hand, we share a sentiment that means like Hobby Consoles have shared: something strange was noticed for weeks. Compared to other years, there was too much “quiet.” We have certainly not seen calendars, RSVPs (except for Microsoft and Nintendo for months), not even the characteristic Bethesda images … Yes, it is something that the smartest will have noticed.
Bloomberg: E3 2020 cancellation to be announced today (March 11) at 9:30 AM Los Angeles time
ESA exploring options for an “online E3” this Summerhttps: //t.co/651jX365q3 pic.twitter.com/tEEqc0eiz4
– Nibel (@Nibellion) March 11, 2020
In addition, the Twitter user Nibel, known for previewing announcements and leaked content, has also claimed that E3 2020 would have been canceled and that it will be announced publicly today.
The disappearance of E3?
The only real question that remains is if the cancellation of E3 2020 will affect only this year or if the event will cease to exist as we have known so far. Remember that an online event is being studied, which would take place later in the summer.
We will remain attentive to any official announcement by E3 2020. The winds of change are blowing …