Last updated on April 7th, 2020
After the announcement of its cancellation, ESA have put a tentative “reimagined” E3 on the books for this year, however it seems they are now looking to E3 2021 as their next major event.
E3 Sets Its Sights for 2021, IGN “Summer of Gaming” in June 2020
The current situation involving the pandemic has caused a lot of cancellations and reshuffling of plans this year, which includes the cancellation of E3 2020. The Entertainment Software Association behind the event has notified their partners, they are now to hold E3 2021 during June 15th to 17th according to an article by GamesIndustry.biz.
But what about this year? Well currently there is no word on whether E3 2020 will go ahead as a digital conference as previously mentioned before when the announcement was made for the cancellation of event.
E3 has been one of the largest video game events where many in the industry make their major announcements known, but due to giants such as Sony pulling out prior to this situation, ESA have been looking to revamp E3. Recently Bethesda also announced they won’t be taking part of the digital event for E3 either.
— IGN (@IGN) April 3, 2020
Quickly filling the June gap, IGN have announced their own “Summer of Gaming” online event which will be held that month, to include publishers such as Square Enix, Sega, Bandai Namco, Amazon, Google, Twitter, Devolver Digital and THQ Nordic. We will keep you posted with further developments.
For more news check out a recent roundup of news in Top RPG News Of The Week: April 5th (Mortal Shell, Bannerlord, NieR Replicant And More!). You also check out Bethesda Won’t Be Hosting A Digital E3 Showcase In 2020.