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Geoff Keighley has announced that he is skipping E3 2020, and will not be producing E3 Coliseum this year. This will be the first time in 25 years that Keighley will not be participating in the famous video game trade show.

In a tweet from his personal Twitter account, Keighley announced that he will not be attending this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo. "I have made the difficult decision to decline to produce E3 Coliseum. For the first time in 25 years, I will not be participating in E3."

It appears the decision has not come easy for Keighley. "I've debated what to say about E3 2020," he said. "While I want to support the developers who will showcase their work, I also need to be open and honest with you, the fans, about precisely what to expect from me."

"I look forward to supporting the industry in other ways and at other events in the future," he concluded.

Keighley answered further questions people posed on Twitter. When asked what elements factored into his decision, he replied "A ton of factors, I just don't really feel comfortable participating given what I know about the show as of today."



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Meh, it’s still the single biggest gathering of top developers every year for the fans.



 

 

What is going on? Unless it is replaced with something I want it to stay. It's fun seeing so many game announcements competing with each other at the same venue.



You know, as much as the community love Geoff, he'll be replaced by another host and that's pretty much. Nothing much of a lost in the perspective of the ESA. Although, I'm not expecting this restructuring to end up widely successful thanks to the incompetence of said authorities.



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It's because Keighley doesn't have any games to show. He's prepping for his next generation console.



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Makes sense really. Keighley is ambitious. The Game Awards are growing well under his watch, and if E3 continues to weaken, it creates more of an opening for him to expand, and turn his own event into the biggest in gaming.



Dulfite said:
What is going on? Unless it is replaced with something I want it to stay. It's fun seeing so many game announcements competing with each other at the same venue.

Last year there were reports from people working at ESA that the situation there is very confusing, and that they're unsure if there will be an E3 after 2021 (I think), or what shape it will take. Had something to do with the companies that own ESA, but I forget the details now.



sales2099 said:
Meh, it’s still the single biggest gathering of top developers every year for the fans.

May as well come to peace that it won't be anymore



twintail said:
sales2099 said:
Meh, it’s still the single biggest gathering of top developers every year for the fans.

May as well come to peace that it won't be anymore

You are aware more developers come other then Nintendo/Sony/MS right? You can’t name a bigger gaming convention that rivals e3 in total industry news and announcements. 



 

 

sales2099 said:
twintail said:

May as well come to peace that it won't be anymore

You are aware more developers come other then Nintendo/Sony/MS right? You can’t name a bigger gaming convention that rivals e3 in total industry news and announcements. 

I don't have to. I was talking about E3 going forward in years to come, not about the current climate. 

But we'll see. Maybe the ESA can weather this storm. Maybe it won't.