If not for the coronavirus pandemic, the E3 2020 would have taken place last month in Los Angeles. But the gaming expo was cancelled back in March. Other conventions like Gamescom in Germany were cancelled for similar reasons.
But, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has reiterated its commitment to gamers by announcing that E3 will return in the future. The official E3 Twitter account posted a video with the caption – “E3 exists #thankstovideogames--and we know that we will be back.”
This isn’t the first time the ESA talked about its plans for a return. Back in March, it spoke about E3 2021 and also said that it will be a little different. A statement to GameSpot read, “We thank everyone who shared their views on reimagining E3 this year. We look forward to bringing you E3 2021 as a reimagined event that brings fans, media, and the industry together in a showcase that celebrates the global video game industry."
It is unclear how different E3 2021 will be to the previous iterations. If COVID-19 continues to be an issue next year, the ESA could opt for a virtual event. It also remains to be seen which companies will participate in the expo.
In the meantime, gamers can look forward to a few big digital events later this month. These include the Xbox Series X first-party game showcase, Ubisoft Forward, and the Devolver Digital Direct 2020.