Microsoft has announced how it’s going to proceed now that E3 2020 is not going to happen.
Moments ago, E3 organiser the ESA officially announced that E3 2020 will not take place, confirming earlier reports. The ESA is instead exploring the possibility of an online event.
Microsoft, one of few supporters of this year’s show, had big plans for E3, calling it a “milestone year” for Xbox. Following today’s news, head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, announced that Xbox will now host its own digital event.
Spencer did not say whether said event would run around the same time its E3 press conference would have, promising more news in the coming weeks.
“E3 has always been an important moment for Team Xbox,” Spencer wrote on Twitter. “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.”
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 recently confirmed a number of the bigger features Xbox Series X will introduce, including a high-level reveal of the CPU and GPU architecture powering every unit. We expected the next grand showcase to take place at E3, but these plans may have changed.