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After yesterday’s rumors, it’s now official – E3 2020 has been cancelled. The news comes via GameSpot, who share a press release from the ESA, the company behind the yearly convention.

In the statement, the ESA states that it has “made the difficult decision to cancel E3 2020” out of concern for “the health and safety of everyone in [the] industry”, citing the COVID-19 coronavirus. This year’s show was expected to run from June 9th to June 11th.

Exhibitors and attendees are expected to get full refunds, while the company is “exploring options with [its] members to coordinate an online experience to showcase industry announcements and news in June 2020.”

It is also stated that E3 2021 is still expected to go ahead “as a reimagined event.”

We’ll just have to wait and see how Nintendo and other companies react to this change in plans.

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