E3 2020, one of the premiere annual gaming events, has officially been called off due to the global pandemic that is the COVID-19 Virus. E3 is only one of the many events cancelled or postponed due to the virus in the aim to practice precaution and prevention for the employees and attendees.
In a statement made by the ESA, they cited that the cancellation of the event was the best way to go .
“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.
Following increased and overwhelming concerns about the COVID-19 virus, we felt this was the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation. We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold this event for our fans and supporters. But we know it’s the right decision based on the information we have today.”
While the gaming community is saddened by the developments, this seemed to be the most logical direction that the ESA could have taken to assure the safety of everybody.
In lieu of this, companies will be holding their announcements over online mediums instead similar to what Nintendo has been doing with their Directs.