Can the E3 2020 take place in Los Angeles in June this year as planned? The organizers had emphasized this recently, but the situation around the corona virus is now becoming more and more threatening in California.
The Game Developers Conference 2020 in San Francisco was called off in March and postponed to an unspecified date in the summer of this year. Reason: corona virus. Because of COVID-19, several participants had previously canceled their arrival, which is why the organizers are now pulling the plug.
Corresponding inquiries subsequently came up with regard to the important industry fair E3 2020 in Los Angeles, which should take place in June. The organizers had recently confirmed that they would continue to push the fair forward and plan to hold it as planned, leaving other options open depending on how the virus evolved.
In the meantime, the situation in California will probably also become more worrying with regard to the E3 2020 and the trade fair is now likely to wobble a little more. The state of California has now declared a state of emergency after two further deaths due to the corona virus. After all, there are currently 50 other known coronavirus cases in California alone that need to be curbed.
The announcement of the state of emergency represents the next stage in the escalation of the fight against the virus – and the organizers of ESA will probably also be concerned about this development in view of the upcoming E3.
In a statement regarding the E3 from June 9 to 11, 2020, ESA emphasized that "the situation should be observed and evaluated on a daily basis". It was also said that "the health and safety of participants, exhibitors, partners and employees was given top priority".
In this context, the city of Los Angeles, which declared the state of emergency, emphasized that the new classification means additional support services in the fight against COVID-19. City officials will continue to issue guidelines and take measures aimed at the security of the population. Sure: There is still three months until E3, but the final word on whether the fair can actually take place is far from clear.