With the physical version of E3 2020 cancelled amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the organising body, the ESA, initially said that they would lead the way in coordinating an online showcase this June. Any plans they might have had have now been shelved, as publishers simply decide to hold their own events separately.
The ESA will still want to have a part of the action, helping to showcase “individual company announcements”, but by and large companies like Ubisoft and Microsoft will be charting their own course and deciding their own timings for a summer reveal event or similar, and Bethesda has even gone as far as to cancel any E3-like online event.
An ESA spokesperson said to PC Gamer, “Given the disruption brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be presenting an online E3 2020 event in June. Instead, we will be working with exhibitors to promote and showcase individual company announcements, including on www.E3expo.com, in the coming months.
“We look forward to bringing our industry and community together in 2021 to present a reimagined E3 that will highlight new offerings and thrill our audiences.”
Speaking of next year, they’ve announced that E3 2021 will run 15-17th June next year. Probably. I mean, who can really say for certain what will happen in the future anymore?
Source: PC Gamer