Following the cancellation of E3 2020, Microsoft and Ubisoft have both stepped up to go over its replacement plans. While there won’t be an event to actually attend, media briefings are still planned. Microsoft Executive Vice President of Gaming Phil Spencer took to Twitter to confirm a digital event, while the official Ubisoft Twitter account similarly shared a message.
Here’s Spencer’s tweet announcing the Xbox digital event. No date has been set.
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 https://t.co/xckMKBPf9h
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) March 11, 2020
Here’s Ubisoft’s confirmation of a yet-to-be dated digital event.
An update regarding E3 2020. pic.twitter.com/cThkDIkfVm
— Ubisoft (@Ubisoft) March 11, 2020
E3 2020 was officially canceled on March 11, 2020, following rumors the evening before, due to concerns over COVID-19 coronavirus. Previously, Spencer had confirmed that the Microsoft would have a presence at E3 2020.
E3 2020 would have been held June 9-11, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. E3 2021 will proceed as planned. In addition, BitSummit 2020 was also postponed on March 11, 2020.
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