We’ve been waiting for it to happen, and so far it still hasn’t officially been called off, but it looks like we won’t be seeing the E3 this year. According to new reports, the Entertainment Software Association has pulled the plug over coronavirus concerns.

We’re expecting to hear official confirmation of the end of E3 2020 very soon indeed, but for now we think it’s safe to say that the event won’t be happening. And whether it’s the end of the show completely, we’ll just have to wait and see.

Alongside the two reports we mentioned earlier, Publisher Devolver Digital also took to Twitter to say that attendees should “cancel your E3 flights and hotels, y’all” , presumably after being given the nod by the event’s organizers that it won’t go ahead.

At this point the cancellation of E3 shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. Some of the event’s biggest players had already pulled out despite everyone anticipating that we would see the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 shown off for the first time.

This, of course, isn’t the first high profile event to be canned because of coronavirus. SXSW recently saw its cancellation, with Facebook, Google, and Nvidia all canceling events of their own. We’ve also heard rumors that Apple’s planned March media event won’t go ahead, either.

At this point it’s clear that any event that involves bringing thousands of people to one location isn’t a good idea at all, and event organizers are thankfully on board.

(Source: Bloomberg)

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