E3 2020 might not be happening

But where will we get all the shiny new trailers that cunningly exclude gameplay, now? Oh, right, the internet.

There are rumblings in the gaming sphere that E3 2020 might be getting cancelled. There hasn’t been any official announcement yet, but multiple sources suggest that it is most likely true, including a recent Tweet from Devolver Digital encouraging people to cancel their flights and accommodation for the event.

E3 2020 is meant to be taking place in Los Angeles between 9 and 11 June. If it is cancelled, the official reason is likely to be related to fears about spreading the coronavirus (COVID-19), which has already caused the postponement of GDC 2020 and the cancellation of a number of other conferences and festivals around the world.

However, interest in E3 2020 has also been declining over the years with big-name companies pulling out in favour of hosting their own conferences and live streaming events; Sony being the most recent drop-out. It is quite possible that COVID-19 will be used as an excuse to shelve the underperforming conference permanently.

If E3 2020 is cancelled, it is highly likely that we will see a bunch of live streaming events, trailer drops, and announcements as a replacement for whatever would have taken place. Companies that are still on the list to attend include Microsoft, Bethesda, Activision, Bandai Namco, Square Enix, Take-Two, and Ubisoft.

Via GameSpot.

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