E3 conference 2020 canceled due to coronavirus concerns

The Electronic Software Association’s annual E3 conference is canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus.

Organizers confirmed the cancellation on Wednesday morning.

“After careful consultation with our member companies regarding the health and safety of everyone in our industry – our fans, our employees, our exhibitors and our longtime E3 partners – we have made the difficult decision to cancel E3 2020,” ESA said in a statement.

Ahead of an official announcement, game developer Devolver Digital leaked the news on Twitter.

E3 was scheduled for June 11-13 and attracts a large multi-national audience, both in companies exhibiting and fans. Last year, over 60,000 people visited the event at the Downtown Los Angeles Convention Center, according to the ESA.

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E3 is the latest conference to be canceled amid fears of the spreading virus. The City of Los Angeles declared a state of emergency March 5, and Google canceled I/O, it’s largest annual conference, on March 3. The annual Game Developers Conference, originally scheduled for March 16-18 in San Francisco, was canceled Feb. 28, shortly after it was announced a second person tested positive for coronavirus in the Bay Area.

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