Amid concerns over concerns of COVID-19, the Entertainment Software Association, ESA, has decided to cancel E3 2020.

The gaming event, which was to be hosted in Los Angeles from June 9-11, is not the first major event to be canceled. The Game Developer’s Conference, due to take place next week, has also been canceled due to the virus.

The ESA issued a statement which, in part, reads:

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.

A virtual event is one of the options to be explored in lieu of a physical show in Los Angeles, though what this will entail, and how it would be organized remains to be seen.

The ESA is still planning for the future, as they “look forward to bringing you E3 2021 as a reimagined event that brings fans, media and the industry together in a showcase that celebrates the global video game industry.”

See you at E3 2021.

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Christopher Kalanderopoulos founded Eggplante in 2009 to cover one event in Los Angeles. It never occurred to him that it would make him the Editor of an online magazine for the next decade. He spends most of his time gaming, backing cool Kickstarter projects, and hanging out with his wicked cool nieces and nephews.

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