Microsoft and Ubisoft are exploring digital alternatives to E3
E3 2020 has been cancelled as a result of coronavirus outbreak, however Microsoft and Ubisoft have already introduced that they are going to nonetheless be persevering with with the bulletins and information, however this time by digital occasions.
Within the ESA’s assertion about E3’s cancellation, it additionally advised that a web based various might occur in lieu of the in-person occasion. Phil Spencer’s tweet, under, means that Microsoft can be doing its personal factor, however that does not exclude them from being a part of a web based E3.
E3 has all the time been an essential second for Group Xbox. Given this choice, this yr we’ll have a good time the following technology of gaming with the @Xbox group and all who like to play through an Xbox digital occasion. Particulars on timing and extra within the coming weeks https://t.co/xckMKBPf9hMarch 11, 2020
Ubisoft hasn’t dedicated to something but, however it’s at the moment “exploring choices for a digital expertise.”
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A rising variety of publishers had already opted to skip E3 or host adjoining occasions as a substitute, together with Sony and Nintendo, so this would possibly push others to observe swimsuit, doubtlessly making it laborious for E3 to stage a comeback subsequent yr.
With two of the yr’s largest trade occasions cancelled or postponed, lots of corporations are going to be dashing to seek out alternate options. At the very least within the case of E3 the cancellation got here months prematurely, however GDC attendees solely had a few weeks discover.