The Electronic Entertainment Expo 2020 (E3 2020) has been cancelled. The event was set to take place in Los Angeles, California, from 9-11 June.
In a statement, the ESA said that the dangers of the continued spread of the Coronavirus was the chief reason for cancellation.
“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 statement read.
Organisers said that they would be in touch with both exhibitors and attendees regarding details for full refunds.
“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,” the statement added.
ESA said that it is looking to hosting ‘an online experience’ this June. “We are also exploring options with our members to coordinate an online experience to showcase industry announcements and news in June 2020.”
“We look forward to bringing you E3 2021 as a reimagined event that brings fans, media and the industry together in a showcase that celebrates the global video game industry.”