After a year with several bumps and strong rumors of a possible cancellation by COVID-19, finally it became official. The THAT announced yesterday, March 11, that it cancel E3 2020. The quintessential video game fair will not take place in Los Angeles this year, although its managers raise the possibility of organizing some kind of digital event. To such an announcement, the companies have been quick to respond, and Nintendo has already given its opinion.
Mario's house has issued an official statement, collected by GameRant, in which support and understanding are the most predominant factors. "Nintendo supports ESA's decision to cancel this year's E3 to protect the health and safety of all members of our industry"
Nintendo was one of the first companies to confirm that it would be at E3 in 2020, especially after an initial list of companies that did not appear was released. However, those from Kyoto have been approaching the event in their own way for years. And it is that, as more than one who is reading these lines will know, the Japanese had been without a conference for a long time at the Los Angeles event.
Instead, the company carries a long season betting on its Nintendo Direct format for the ads, accompanied by long Treehouse Live sessions to deepen the gameplay of the titles that lead to the event. This year, however, everything will be different, since Los Angeles will remain without being the heart of video games in June. It remains to be seen what is the strategy outlined by the company to teach the world what is to come to Switch.
What plans does Nintendo have after the cancellation of E3 2020?
The official words of the company are expanded in this statement. In addition to showing his support and concern about the Coronavirus pandemic, the sure signature that "We will continue to be flexible and we will redirect our efforts in other directions to keep our fans up to date on our activities and products », making clear that they already have more or less clear what they will do.
Signatures like Microsoft They have already confirmed that they will do a digital event at the same dates of E3 2020, or at nearby dates, to show everything they had prepared for the Angelina fair. The Big N, while not as explicit, does not look like it will fall behind in terms of ads and strategy. Will June be the month of digital conferences for the video game industry? After the E3 march, everything points to yes.