Microsoft has just confirmed that a digital venue will be hosted to accommodate the gaming industry and recover whatever’s been lost with the departure of E3 2020. The concerns of the Coronavirus outbreak has pushed publishers, producers, and developers to act differently, but still, find a way to satisfy the gaming population across the globe.
Speaking of the gaming industry, there’s nothing else to carve in there, except to align the fact that multiple projects developers have worked on in the past couple of days, months, even years, are going to be entirely missed by the public. To avoid that path, Microsoft has decided to set a new scenario in which they present the upcoming projects on our little screens. That is, hosting a digital venue in which they’ll most likely offer the catalog that was scheduled to be showcased at this year’s E3.
This was announced by Phil Spencer shortly after the cancellation announcement by E3 2020. Below you can find the official tweet:
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
It seems that until authorities find a cure to this virus, we (gamers) are most likely to have everything served digitally.