The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has stated that its summer extravaganza, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is still on track to take place in June, despite growing global concerns over COVID-19, more commonly known as the "coronavirus".
"We will continue to be vigilant, as our first priority is the health, wellness and safety of all of our exhibitors and attendees," an ESA spokesperson told Vice. "Given what we know at this time, we are moving ahead full speed with E3 2020 planning. Exhibit and registration sales are on track for an exciting show in June". Of note, around 69,000 attendees were present at E3 2019.
That statement comes following the postponement of the Game Developers Conference 2020, originally scheduled to take place in San Francisco later this month. Coronavirus concerns have caused the postponement or cancellation of several events in the gaming sphere, most recently the Tokyo Tekken Masters tournament, which Bandai Namco halted just yesterday. There are currently around 89,000 confirmed global cases of COVID-19.
E3 2020 is scheduled to take place in Los Angeles between June 9-11.