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With the ever-growing threat of the COVID-19 coronavirus, many have been questioning whether E3 would go ahead in 2020. Now, the event’s cancellation seems all-but-confirmed.

It started with a simple tweet from Devolver Digital which, given the studio’s track record, could have been perceived as a joke…

But since it went out, numerous sources have echoed the sentiment, with Resetera moderator Dusk Golem stating that emails have been sent out to developers and publishers regarding the cancellation, with the official announcement expected tomorrow morning.

If E3 skips this year, it means the event will miss its 25th anniversary, as 1995 marked the first ever show.

As for how such a cancellation could affect pre-recorded streams like Nintendo’s typical Direct showcase, we’ll have to wait and see.

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