The world’s biggest gaming event, E3, has been canceled over fears surrounding the spread of coronavirus.

The event, due to take place 9-11 June in Los Angeles, had been highly anticipated, ahead of PlayStation and Xbox console launches later this year.

Organizers said it had been canceled “after careful consultation” over “the health and safety of everyone in our industry”.

And they were “exploring options” for an “online experience” in June.

“This might lead to some permanent change to events like E3,” said Piers Harding-Roll, from Ampere Analysis.

Such major expos “were already struggling to define themselves in the rapidly changing landscape of games,” he said.

“Next year, E3 may well be quite different.”


Source: BBC