All eyes on E3 as Los Angeles declares state of emergency over coronavirus

March 5, 2020
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The future of E3 is in doubt after Los Angeles declared a state of emergency due to coronavirus.

The ESA, the organisation in charge of E3, issued an updated statement saying it was “actively assessing” the situation in light of the news.

If E3 is cancelled, the video game industry will be forced to rejig its marketing and coverage plans amid a crucial console transition year. Nintendo, for example, was set to star at the show, and while Microsoft holds its press conference next door to the Los Angeles Conference Centre, there will be little point in the event if no-one is in town to attend.

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