It’s official now- E3 2020 is cancelled. With next-gen console launches planned for later this year, the show was going to be an especially important one for Microsoft, who were planning on revealing more about the Xbox Series X and its games at their conference. However, in spite of its cancellation, they’re going to go ahead with their plans, albeit in a different form.
Xbox boss Phil Spencer recently took to Twitter to confirm that Microsoft will be holding a digital event where they will “celebrate the next generation of gaming,” so we can still expect to hear news about the new console in the coming months. Aaron Greenberg, GM of Xbox Games Marketing also posted an update on Twitter, saying that Microsoft has “an incredible amount of exciting things in the works” that will be shared “in a digital format.”
There’s no word yet on what form this event will take, or when it will take place, but Spencer says more details will be shared “in the coming weeks.”
In related news, it has emerged that WB Games also had big plans for E3 2020, and were planning on announcing the next Batman game, Rocksteady’s next title, and the leaked Harry Potter RPG. Read more on that through here.
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
Bummed to miss celebrating @E3 in person with all of our fans, media, and partners. With that said we have an incredible amount of exciting things in the works and team is going to continue to work hard to share all of that with you in a digital format. The Xbox show must go on! https://t.co/4mKOO8TLue
— Aaron “Day One On Game Pass” Greenberg 🙅🏼♂️💚U (@aarongreenberg) March 11, 2020