California state of emergency may stop E3 2020

California state of emergency may stop E3 2020

The organizer of the event issued a press statement.

Previously, we stated that ESA said E3 2020 is still a go even after coronavirus concerns. Today, after California declaring a state of emergency, we think that the event might be at risk. The governor declared a state of emergency after two more deaths in Washington and California.


“Our E3 team and partners continue to monitor COVID-19 via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We are actively assessing the latest information and will continue to develop measures to further reduce health risks at the show,” said the organizers of E3.

“The health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, partners, and staff is our top priority. While the ESA continues to plan for a safe and successful E3 show June 9-11, 2020—we are monitoring and evaluating the situation daily.”

The E3 is already under a lot of pressure with Sony deciding not to attend and Geoff Keighley skipping the event. We will see what the organizers will decide on, but we must say that the situation is critical. Like GDC, E3 2020 can also be postponed to another time or might even get canceled. We will update you more on this as new information surfaces.

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