E3 2020

Here’s how Nintendo and Microsoft are reacting to the E3 2020 cancellation

Here’s how Nintendo and Microsoft are reacting to the E3 2020 cancellation

Earlier this week, the ESA made the decision to pull the plug on E3 2020. E3 is one of the biggest gaming trade shows of the year, and this year, the expo was of particular importance because Microsoft and Sony are planning to launch new consoles. With the show officially canned, a number of companies are detailing the plans for the announcements they were slated to make.

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E3 2020 canceled – now it’s official

E3 2020 canceled – now it’s official

Just as the rumors last night foretold, E3 2020 has been officially canceled. It won't surprise anyone to learn that the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak was the deciding factor in pulling the plug on E3 2020, but in this case, the show's organizers seem to be playing things exceptionally safe; while other major trade shows have been canceled with two or three weeks of lead time, E3 2020 wasn't scheduled to happen until June.

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E3 2020 may be the latest COVID-19 casualty

E3 2020 may be the latest COVID-19 casualty

Events and conferences are dropping like flies and it's probably for the best. The outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus has thrown many organizations and their planned events into chaos, some canceling just days before schedule. Others, however, may be hoping that it will all be fine in a few months despite calls for cancellations and the withdrawal of key participants. It seems that the E3 gaming conference may be next in line which further raises questions about the event's future.

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Geoff Keighley joins Sony in dropping out of E3 2020

Geoff Keighley joins Sony in dropping out of E3 2020

Despite the hype that the impending arrival of a new console generation brings to it, it seems that E3 this year might be a bit more silent than previous years. We already knew that Sony will skip E3 this year - the second year in a row that it's done so - but now Geoff Keighley has announced that he'll be doing the same thing.

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PlayStation is skipping E3 2020, throws subtle shade at the event

PlayStation is skipping E3 2020, throws subtle shade at the event

With the upcoming launch of the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5, the console wars are back again in full swing. Depending on who you ask, one or the other is the console to beat this year. It is arguable, though, that Microsoft's gaming platform may be enjoying the lion's share of the media attention while Sony seems to be biding its time. That perception may have just been reinforced now that Sony has said, somewhat still unofficially, that it will be skipping the E3 show for the second time in a row.

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