E3 2020 has reportedly been canceled, according to a report from Ars Technica.
According to reporting, “multiple sources” within E3’s parent company, the Entertainment Software Association, confirmed to the publication that E3 will be officially canceled “soon.” The convention, one of the most influential in the world of gaming and boasting approximately 66,000 attendees in 2019, is likely making the choice to the developing coronavirus outbreak.
While there have been no official announcements, several other figures in the industry have backed the claim.
Devolver Digital tweeted to ” Cancel your E3 flights and hotels, y’all” and author Mike Futter tweeted that there is an E3 cancelation announcement scheduled for tomorrow and to cancel travel plans.
The convention has been facing some struggles in the past few years as large publishers move their announcements online to save on convention space and better focus their message. That said, E3 has for nearly every serious gamer been a staple of the industry.
Updates to come as more official word becomes available.