Skip to main content
If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Now that E3 2020 is cancelled, Xbox will host its own digital event

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."

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.

Until we find out more, here's everything we know about Xbox Series X, and PS5.

Watch on YouTube

Sign in and unlock a world of features

Get access to commenting, homepage personalisation, newsletters, and more!

Related topics
About the Author
Sherif Saed avatar

Sherif Saed


Sherif (he/him) is VG247’s go-to shooter and Souls-likes person. Whether it’s news, reviews, or op-eds – Sherif is always eager to tell you about video games. He's one of VG247's most veteran writers, with 10+ years experience on the site.