Forums - Gaming Discussion - Rumor: E3 might be canceled after all, EDIT : CONFIRMED (To be announced today March 11 at 9:30 AM LA time)

What do you think

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EDIT: Confirmed by Bloomberg 

ESA are exploring to have online presentation or pre recorded event .

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-11/e3-video-game-conference-has-been-canceled-ars-technica-reports

 " The cancellation is planned to be announced at 9:30 am Los Angeles time on March 11 by the Entertainment Software Association, according to a person familiar with the matter. The ESA, which organizes the show commonly known as E3, wrote in a private memo to partners on Tuesday that it is “exploring options for an online E3 event this summer.”

https://youtu.be/J-IWbG1kWgU

Last edited by HollyGamer - on 11 March 2020

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It will just be directs. Fine with me. E3 is dying anyway. This is just accelerating it.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

This might be the end of the E3 era. :'-(



With zero effect on Sony what so ever. Won't miss E3 though.
I watched two conferences - Nintendo and Microsoft. Sony's was as at an annoying time.
Couldn't watch it then - and it was just easier to read about it afterwards.

So give me 3 directs and I'm good.

Wonder what affect this has on Microsoft though.



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Losing E3 would be devastating for me personally. The great thing about E3 is the timing, 3 days of conferences. If everybody just does their own digital events going forward they will all pick different days or weeks even so that they can have all the attention to themselves. We would go from 3 days of compacted awesomeness, to having everything we get at E3 spread out over a few weeks instead, that is nowhere near as fun.



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Losing E3 would suck for me. It's been like 10 years that I've watched every year at E3 for all the live reveals of games. Honestly was always so hyped for E3 announcements and gameplay. Despite many people having become negative or cynical towards it, to me it was some of the most exciting time of the year when it came to gaming.

Also, this is starting to make me think that the new consoles may end up getting delayed to 2021 as well.



Man, and I thought we would have an amazing Microsoft conference with Xbox Series X games and stuff... If that's true, I will be really sad.



Alex_The_Hedgehog said:
Man, and I thought we would have an amazing Microsoft conference with Xbox Series X games and stuff... If that's true, I will be really sad.

I'm sure that MS will still have a conference in June, it will just be digital only with no audience, viewable on Twitch, Mixer, and Youtube.



shikamaru317 said:
Alex_The_Hedgehog said:
Man, and I thought we would have an amazing Microsoft conference with Xbox Series X games and stuff... If that's true, I will be really sad.

I'm sure that MS will still have a conference in June, it will just be digital only with no audience, viewable on Twitch, Mixer, and Youtube.

Well, that would work, I guess... But still...



Damn, the coronavirus is starting to do actual harm now...

Just kidding. It sucks, but its very understandable. Hopefully we get other events around that time. Maybe more Direct like presentations.