- Title: Gaming convention E3 cancels following "concerns about the COVID-19"
- Date: 11th March 2020
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - JUNE 11, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF E3 VISITORS ARRIVING AT CONVENTION VARIOUS OF GAMERS INSIDE CONVENTION STAND AT E3 SEGA ATLUS SIGN NINTENDO SIGN TO GAMERS
- Keywords: COVID19 E3 Nintendo PC Sony Xbox canceled coronavirus games video gaming
- Reuters ID: LVA001C4M0K7B
- Location: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES;
- City: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES;
- Country: USA
- Duration: 00:01:31
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Video Games
- Story Text: Video game convention E3 is the latest entertainment event to announce they are canceling their 2020 edition because of the coronavirus.
On their website and their Twitter handle, organizers made the statement on Wednesday (March 11), "After careful consultation with our member companies regarding the health and safety of everyone in the industry - our fans, our employees, our exhibitors, and our longtime E3 partners - we have made the difficult decision to cancel E3 2020, scheduled for June 9-11 in Los Angeles."
The E3 convention annually shows the gaming world what to expect in the coming year and exhibitors used the event to highlight products to gamers and gaming journalists.
The statement said they would be working to create an "online experience" of the convention in June.
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