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.
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.
E3 has always been an important moment for Team Xbox. Given this decision, this year we'll celebrate the next generation of gaming with the @Xbox community and all who love to play via an Xbox digital event. Details on timing and more in the coming weeks https://t.co/xckMKBPf9h— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) March 11, 2020
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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