At Least One E3 2020 Press Conference Is Still Happening
Limited Run Games is still going live on June 8, the day before E3 2020 was supposed to be held.
The company took to Twitter to confirm that "the show must go on" and said Limited Run Games Live, the company's third annual E3 livestream, will be held on June 8 at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET / 7 PM GMT. It's said to feature "the biggest announcements in the future of physical games" and goes live on LRG's official Twitch channel.
#E3Cancelled, but the show must go on!— Limited Run Games (@LimitedRunGames) March 11, 2020
Join us for #LRG3, our third totally-live, totally-bitchin press conference for the biggest announcements in the future of physical video games: June 8th at 3pm ET on https://t.co/vzY9JjjJzs. pic.twitter.com/HbfCN6w13W
While LRG's livestream is confirmed, the physical game distributor isn't the only company looking at digital experiences in lieu of a physical presentation now that E3 2020 has been canceled due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Xbox boss Phil Spencer said the company will hold an "Xbox digital event," while Ubisoft is exploring "other options for a digital experience" to bring news directly to its fans. The ESA itself, the organization responsible for the annual trade show, said E3 2020 may continue as an "online experience."
Though E3 2020 is taking a year off, the ESA intends to bring the event back next year. When E3 returns in June 2021 it will be "a reimagined event that brings fans, media, and the industry together in a showcase that celebrates the global video game industry," according to the ESA.
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