Xbox Will Host A Digital Event After E3 2020 Is Canceled

Xbox's Phil Spencer assured fans that Xbox Series X news will still come.

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With E3 2020 officially canceled and the ESA looking at options for hosting a digital event in its stead, Microsoft has announced that it plans to hold its own digital event in place of its now-canceled E3 2020 conference.

Xbox boss Phil Spencer tweeted about the change in the wake of E3 2020's cancelation, assuring fans that the company will be revealing details about its digital showing in the coming weeks.

Microsoft was scheduled to share more details about the Xbox Series X--its next-generation console that was revealed last year, and is launching this holiday. Although Microsoft has been detailing its new hardware steadily over the past few weeks, its E3 showing was expected to have pricing news, new game reveals, and more.

E3 2020 was canceled over fears of the spread of the coronavirus, which has already led to the cancelation of GDC, SXSW, and more. Although the LACC will be empty for the show this year, the ESA expects to still hold E3 in 2021. Other companies will also move ahead with alternate E3 plans for this year; Ubisoft is exploring a digital event of its own, while Limited Run Games will still host its press conference.

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as long as people see what they have for this year and beyond then it's good.

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Exactly what I expected Microsoft to do. I'm sure they had this plan on the backburner just in case anyway. Plus it's gonna save them a ton of money to just put a video online instead of hosting a whole big thing. Though I doubt it cost them as much as someone like Ubisoft, since they just used their own stage across the street from the LACC.

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Exactly what I was hoping for if E3 was canceled.

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Once again, no surprises here.

In fact, I think we would all be surprised if they didn’t. Phil and the team over there have got to be upset beyond belief. This E3 was a pivotal time for them to potentially turn the tides on what has been a pretty lop-sided gen. The announcement of Sony skipping out in the festivities was the perfect opportunity to reclaim some lost ground.

Now it seems Microsoft is relegated to the same playing field Sony is. One that had many (including myself.) scratching their head.

What makes this sting even more is that this is a year in which new hardware is being unveiled. That’s doesn’t come around often. I really hope Microsoft brings their A game (and I do mean their absolute best.) because the one major advantage they had is now officially gone.

-THE SHOW MUST GO ON NINJA APPROVED-

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@videogameninja: The problem with Sony (at least my thoughts on it) is that they left way too soon for the excuses they used. At the time it wasn't nearly that bad with only about 60 confirmed and suspected cases in the "entire" US and none being in the cities that all these events that they left were in.

But all in all, after this virus stuff all gets done with I'm sure there will be other events that all the companies can reveal their stuff in.

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