ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: 13/03
LAST UPDATED: 05/09
E3 2020 is cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns but several publishers are still planning to hold events, or live streams in the same(ish) time period that E3 2020 would have taken place.
Below is a list of all those companies/publishers/collectives putting on shows over the next couple of months.
Ubisoft is an E3 staple and one of a few remaining companies that weren’t ready to fold up their stage and show floor presence just yet. They’re also not looking to skip out on the yearly E3 traditions and will be continuing on with an event titled ‘Ubisoft Foward.’
Ubisoft held their first Ubisoft Forward event during July but have announced another one will be coming on September 11th, at 5AM AEST.
PAX West & PAX AUS have both been cancelled due to COVID-19 safety. In their place, this year shall be the first-ever PAX ONLINE.
The event takes place from September 12th-20th and runs 24-hours each and every day so those on each side of the globe can take part in the activities.
PAX Online will feature gaming reveals, hands-on demos, esports tournaments and, of course, many panels.
The event is completely free so stay tuned for more about PAX Online in the coming weeks.
TOKYO GAME SHOW
TGS 2020 as a physical event has been cancelled but the show goes on, in some fashion. The online events’ partners this year include Sega/Atlus, PUBG Corp, Square Enix, Capcom, Xbox, Konami and more.
The event will kick-off with an opening program, include a keynote speech and more details which will be revealed closer to the date.
TGS Online 2020 starts at 11 AM AEST on the 24th of September and runs through until 11 AM on the 27th of September.
The first PS5 showcase gave us a trailer for Horizon: Forbidden West, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Spider-Man: Miles Morales. We also saw what the PS5 looks like.
Sony still needs to explain more about the console as well as introduce a price, which I horribly assumed would happen in August but now will have to bet my life on September bringing the good news.
The Xbox Showcase in July introduced us to the first gameplay of Halo Infinite as well as the teaser reveal of a brand new Fable game.
Microsoft should have had another event in August but now we’ll move to assume September is where we’ll learn more about the Xbox Series X/S and presumably, the price of the console.
They may be relatively new to press conferences at E3 but it looks like Square-Enix will be looking towards a digital event this year as well.
Via Twitter they said the following:
“As the world has echoed and united, nothing is more important than protecting the health and well-being of our employees and their families, our partners an unquestionably, our fans. We support the ESA’s decision to cancel E3 2020 and send out strongest heartfelt appreciation to everyone that works tirelessly to bring unforgettable games and experiences to E3. We understand this is disappointing not only to our fans who venture from afar to celebrate games at E3. We’re right there with you.
Our 2020 lineup, and the next-generation that lies beyond, is stronger than ever for Square-Enix. Where E3 has always been an incredible moment in time to showcase our upcoming games, we’re exploring other options to share our games with you. More to come, stay tuned.”
If I’ve missed any event you think should be added to this list, or there needs to be a correction please let me know on Twitter, @vivaladil.