It appears that organizers of E3, the biggest video game conference in America, have canceled the event due to the coronavirus epidemic. Although the event was supposed to take place in June in Los Angeles, the chances of holding a large scale program would be too great of an ordeal to risk with no cure for the virus.
“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.”
“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.”
ESA will be reaching out directly to exhibitors and attendees of the event about giving refunds. On the bright side, there are plans to produce an online event to provide the latest news and announcements in June.