Reports are starting to come in that E3 2020 may be canceled this year. Of course, this cancellation will be due to the ever-growing concerns of the Coronavirus that is starting to spread here in the U.S. Developers, members of the media and industry insiders are starting to take to Twitter on the cancellation. Here are some of the tweets from those in the industry.
Cancel your E3 flights and hotels, y’all.
— Devolver Digital (@devolverdigital) March 11, 2020
My day started with investigating some E3 stuff. Ended with multiple (and I mean MULTIPLE) sources coming my way.
E3 cancelation announcement scheduled for tmw AM. I don’t think it will hold the night. Many of us have been engaged by sources this evening.
Cancel your plans.
— Mike Futter (@Futterish) March 11, 2020
Canceling E3 months in advance seems extremely reactionary to me. Developers, publishers, and licensors who rely on these events for face-to-face meetings will really feel the hurt this year if this ends up being true.
— Josh Fairhurst (@LimitedRunJosh) March 11, 2020
Been hearing secondhand whispers tonight from several devs/pubs that E3 is cancelled, although I've also heard from a couple of people in positions to know that the ESA hasn't officially made a decision yet and is still consulting with pubs. Either way, it's only a matter of time https://t.co/Od0MDj3ZXv
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) March 11, 2020
As the confirmed cases began to surge, the safety and well being of the developers and publishers should be a top priority. Expect an official statement soon regarding the cancellation and the alternatives that will be taken. Let us know your thoughts on the cancellation of E3 2020 in the comment section below. Also, take a look at our latest article regarding the return of NFL 2K Football here.