E3 2020 COUNTDOWN LIVE: News, Updates, Leaks And Rumours For PS5, Xbox Series X, Games And More
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E3 2020 COUNTDOWN LIVE: News, Updates, Leaks And Rumours For PS5, Xbox Series X, Games And More

Chris Trout
24 March 2020

E3 2020 will no longer be happening, but we may be getting an 'Online Experience' - as we countdown the days to gaming's biggest event with this new twist, we'll be covering the latest news, rumours, updates, leaks and more!

E3 2020 will no longer be happening, but we may be getting an 'Online Experience' - as we countdown the days to gaming's biggest event with a new twist, we'll be covering the latest news, rumours, updates, leaks and more!

The talk of the town currently revolves around the PS5 vs Xbox Series X.

We'll be covering the latest news, updates, leaks and rumours from E3 in our live countdown blog!

E3 Still Yet To Release Anymore News - 23rd March 23:30 GMT

With the promise of online experiences, players are still left in the dark with regards to what's happening in place of E3 this year. 

The official Twitter page for E3 has a pinned post from its original announcement to cancel on March 10th. 

Warner Bros. - 19th March 23:00 GMT

Bad luck for Warner Bros. Supposedly the studio was planning to host its first E3 press conference in 2020.

We don't know what was on the agenda, but it would be surprising if the studio doesn't find a way to share plans online.

Apparently it was set to announce a Batman and Harry Potter game, there's no doubt that they'll follow suit and look into doing an online experience too.

EA Play - 18th March 23:00 GMT

Although EA usually hosts its pre-E3 event EA Play in person, it is also looking for ways to go online this year.

A date hasn't been announced yet,  but we can take a pretty accurate guess at what will be in the lineup.

There's almost certainly going to be talk about its annual sports titles.

As well as a likelihood of Apex Legends getting a mention and how EA sees Respawn's seasonal format carrying into the future.

Be sure to bookmark this page for an update on the date and time for EA Play. 

Gamescom 2020 Is Still Going Ahead - 17th March 19:00 GMT

Although this isn't E3 news, it's a very interesting piece of information to know that, amidst the virus panic and the closure of various events across the globe, Gamescom 2020 is still set to go ahead.

It's worth mentioning that events with more than 1,000 attendees have been banned in its host city of Cologne, and 2018 Gamescom saw 370,000 people squeeze inside Cologne's Koelnmesse.

The event isn't until August which will hopefully be a time where we will be looking back at Coronavirus and not still living it. 

Be sure to bookmark this page for more info on Gamescom 2020 and E3 2020. 

Ubisoft Announces Exploration Of Other Options - 16th March 20:00 GMT

Ubisoft has also announced that it will be exploring other options, whilst showing full support for the closure of E3.

Nintendo Confirms It's Also Looking At A Possible 'Online Experience' - 15th March 14:00 GMT

Following this weeks trend, Nintendo has confirmed it is looking into "various ways" to connect with fans.

They had this to say:

"Nintendo supports the ESA's decision to cancel this year's E3 to help protect the health and safety of everyone in our industry--our fans, our employees, our exhibitors and our longtime E3 partners.

We would like to express our concern and support for all those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak during this challenging time.

We"ll continue to be flexible and redirect our efforts to other ways of keeping our fans up to date about our activities and products.

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, large industry events may be untenable for the foreseeable future.

But we are considering various ways to engage with our fans and will have more to share as the year continues".

Square Enix has confirmed it is exploring other options to get whatever news it has planned to fans - 14th March 20:00 GMT

Square Enix has said that they respect and support the ESAs decision to cancel E3 and are now also exploring other options.

Xbox Series X To Be Unveiled Online After E3 Cancellation - 13th March 00:00 GMT

Microsoft has now officially announced that it will unveil its Xbox Series X console via an online event in June. Will it be as big as the show it would usually put on at E3? Only time will tell.

E3 2020 Cancelled - 12th March 14:00 GMT

E3 2020 has officially been cancelled, due to public health concerns surrounding the continued spread of the COVID-19 disease across the globe.

Following GDC's move, the ESA is looking at holding 'an online experience' this June. "We are also exploring options with our members to coordinate an online experience to showcase industry announcements and news in June 2020."

Although not much has been confirmed in regards to the 'Online Experience', more information will be posted on the official E3 website soon.

Following the news of the cancellation, Xbox boss Phil Spencer announced Microsofts plans to hold an "Xbox digital event" in place of its annual E3 press conference.

Which Ubisoft soon followed with and announced that it is "exploring other options for a digital experience that will allow us to share all the exciting news we have planned."

E3 2020 Could Be Cancelled - 11th March 14:30 GMT

The latest rumours are assuring us that E3 2020 will be cancelled and an announcement is due today.

Iam8Bit Leves E3 Creative Director Role - 6th March - 15:35 GMT

Iam8bit has left his role as Creative Director for E3.

Los Angeles Declares State Of Emergency - 5th March 17:10 GMT

Los Angeles is declaring a state of emergency over concerns about COVID-19.

Confirmed Attendees - 4th March 14:25 GMT

So who's confirmed to be attending E3 2020?

  • Xbox
  • Nintendo
  • Ubisoft
  • Bethesda Softworks
  • SEGA
  • Capcom
  • Square Enix
  • Take-Two Interactive Software
  • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
  • Warner Bros. Games

E3 Going Ahead As Planned - 3rd March 15:30 GMT

The event organizer ESA assuring attendees that the year's biggest gaming event is still going ahead.

E3 2020 Dates - 2nd March 12:00 GMT

E3 2020 will take place on the 9th-11th June 2020.

But there's more that happens in the build-up to these dates - check out all of the information here.

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