Gaming expo E3 2020 has been cancelled due to Coronavirus fears

15:45, 11 Mar 2020

Gaming expo E3 has officially been cancelled. The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has released a statement confirming the earlier rumours that the event will not be going ahead due to Coronavirus concerns. 

"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 ESA said in a statement.

"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."

Attendees and exhibitors can expect the ESA to contact them regarding refunds shortly. The ESA says it is "exploring options with our members to coordinate an online experience to showcase industry announcements and news in June 2020."

Check out the full statement at


E3 2021 is still expected to go ahead.

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