Ars Technica is reporting through multiple sources that the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) will cancel this year’s E3 trade show in Los Angeles.
The website was informed last night, and shortly after Ars was tipped off publisher Devolver tweeted: “Cancel your E3 Flights and hotels, y’all.”
Later, Bloomberg ran a story that included that the official cancelation announcement from the ESA will happen today, March 11, at 9:30 a.m. Pacific according to “a person familiar with the matter.”
Bloomberg is further reporting that the ESA has sent a private memo to partners that says it is considering holding E3 as an online event this summer.
If E3 is indeed canceled, it would be the latest domino to fall in a chain of events created by the coronavirus that has caused game delays, companies sending workers home, and the postponement of GDC from this month, among other disruptions.
[Source: Ars Technica, Bloomberg, Devolver Digital]