The event will reportedly issue a statement at 9.30am PT

11:27, 11 Mar 2020

As Coronavirus concerns grow, more and more events are being cancelled. The latest large scale event to be hit with the COVID-19 fears is the world's largest gaming convention; E3.

 Officially, E3 2020 will run June 9th to 11th in Los Angeles, but several sources are hinting that the event will be cancelled in a statement due for release by E3 at 9.30am PT (4.30pm GMT) today.

It seemed inevitable that E3 would be the next event to kick the bucket, following many major tournaments being postponed

Devolver Digital appeared to cheekily confirm the rumours with this tweet;

E3 is the biggest event on the gaming industry calendar, with 2020 serving as a focal year for announcements regarding the PlayStation 5, new Triple-A titles, and hardware. Studios, developers and publishers all use E3 as a chance to get much-needed feedback on new games, as well as sell their wares. 

If E3 does go the way of SXSW, the larger presentations can still go ahead, but broadcast live online, and without a live audience to "ooh" and "aah". The interviews and walkthroughs, however, won't be available to fans and are hugely important to devs. 

More updates as we get more info.

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