E3 isn’t backing down.
The gaming industry has seriously taken a hit from the Coronavirus that has been spreading across the globe. Even so, it appears E3, one of gaming’s most famous events, isn’t going to shut its doors even temporarily.
The company has reiterated that they aim to continue forward despite the spread of the virus in California. The event is held in Los Angeles. That said, they aren’t blind to the situation and are supposedly keeping an eye on how bad it’s progressing.
“Our E3 team and partners continue to monitor COVID-19 via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).”
The group is also looking into measures to maintain a safe experience for those worried about the virus.
“We are actively assessing the latest information and will continue to develop measures to further reduce health risks at the show.”
While a ton of studios was planned, as of now, Sony has already dropped its name from the event. This marks Sony’s second year in a row skipping E3. Games journalist and former GameTrailers TV host Geoff Keighley has also announced he won’t be attending, either. With that in mind, they still feasibly have multiple other companies including Nintendo, Bethesda, Take-Two, Square Enix, Ubisoft, among others.
Odds are it’s going to take a huge increase in cases before the Entertainment Software Association will consider delaying the event.
E3 is going to be held June 9 through the 11.