Coinciding with the news that the World Health Organization is now classifying the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic, the Entertainment Software Association announced today that E3 2020 has been cancelled. Originally, the event was to run from June 9-11 in Los Angeles. California is currently grappling with an outbreak of COVID-19 which resulted in the cancellation.
The ESA announced they will be issuing refunds to exhibitors and attendees over the next several days.
Although E3 is cancelled, ESA is still looking to host press conferences and showcases this year. Currently, the ESA is hoping to run an online-only event in June. More information will be made available in the next few weeks as plans are put into place.