Microsoft and Ubisoft will prepare digital events to replace their E3 2020 programs after the convention had been cancelled, the publishers have declared.
Xbox head Phil Spencer took to Twitter overnight to confirm Microsoft's plans.
Meanwhile, Ubisoft declared their full support on the cancellation of E3 2020 in a statement on Twitter.E3 has always been an important moment for Team Xbox. Given this decision, this year we'll celebrate the next generation of gaming with the [Xbox] community and all who love to play via an Xbox digital event. Details on timing and more in the coming weeks
EA stated that they are “reviewing” changes for EA Play 2020, saying they will “follow the coronavirus developments around the world very closely.”.The health and well-being of teams, players and partners is our top priority, so while we’re disappointed, we fully support the ESA’s decision to cancel E3 2020. E3 is and will continue to be a moment where we come together as a community and share our love of games.
Sony confirmed PlayStation would be skipping E3 2020 back in January 2020.
Polygon has reached out to Square Enix, Bethesda, Nintendo, and other companies regarding E3 plans.