Nintendo Looking For Ways To Engage With Fans Despite E3 Cancellation

Nintendo Looking for Ways to Engage With Fans Despite E3 Cancellation

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More updates regarding E3’s cancellation have surfaced. In an official announcement from the Entertainment Software Association, E3 2020 will not be held as planned. However, some publishers and developers have decided to hold media briefings. While there won’t be any event to attend, digital conferences will be held in their place. Microsoft and Ubisoft have already announced their plans, but have yet to schedule dates. Nintendo has also released a statement after backing the ESA’s decision to call off E3 2020.

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Here’s Nintendo’s statement following E3 2020’s cancellation.

Nintendo supports the ESA’s decision to cancel this year’s E3 to help protect the health and safety of everyone in our industry–our fans, our employees, our exhibitors and our longtime E3 partners. We would like to express our concern and support for all those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak during this challenging time.

We”ll continue to be flexible and redirect our efforts to other ways of keeping our fans up to date about our activities and products. Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, large industry events may be untenable for the foreseeable future. But we are considering various ways to engage with our fans and will have more to share as the year continues.

The cancellation of E3 came shortly after it was announced that GDC 2020 had been postponed. Similarly to E3, GDC will still be holding online presentations. BitSummit 2020 was also delayed.

E3 2020 was supposed to be held between June 9-11, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. E3 2021 will run in June 2021.

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