Organizers of the E3 events, ESA, announced that this year’s conference is still a go. Despite the growing coronavirus concerns, organizers are working at “full-speed” to get the event ready. After the whole gaming industry retracted from conferences, some people wondered what will the fate of E3 2020 be.
Recently, nearly all of the big studios and publishers announced that they will not attend the GDC or the PAX. Therefore, the events even got postponed to summer to make sure everyone is able to attend. As COVID-19 keeps spreading around the world, developers do not want to risk their team’s health.
Therefore, we thought that E3 might get affected by these developments too. With Sony skipping the event and Geoff Keighley deciding not to attend, the waters were already blurry.
In a statement to Vice Games, organizers of the event told that they are moving ahead full speed to plan the event. “Given what we know at this time, we are moving ahead full speed with E3 2020 planning. Exhibit and registration sales are on track for an exciting show in June,” the ESA said.
They confirm that they are watching the situation closely, but don’t see a reason to take action right now. We will update you more on this if any news surfaces.