E3 2020 to be held in June next year

(IANS) The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has notified its partners that ‘reimagined E3 2021 will be held from June 15 to 17 next year.

The ESA cancelled E3 2020 last month due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic but is now working on a “reimagined” event for 2021, reports gamesindustry.biz.

Though the event will run for a few days, partners can host separate media gatherings and fan-targeted events at other venues in the area.

In an earlier statement, ESA said: “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, scheduled for June 9-11 in Los Angeles”.

Other major gaming, as well as tech events, including SXSW, the Game Developers’ Conference, Facebook’s F8, Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference, Google I/O 2020, have been canceled this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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