Even without a “traditional expo”, there will still be “tons to talk, write and make video about.”
Though not on the same scale as an Xbox or Ubisoft presser, the PC Gaming Show has been a welcome staple at E3 over the past few years. So with E3 2020 being cancelled, what will be the fate of this year’s presser? PC Gamer, which has organized the show over the past few years, will have more to share on its plans in the coming weeks.
The publication didn’t really commit as to whether the show would be happening or not – simply that it was “investigating multiple possibilities” It cited Microsoft and Ubisoft planning digital events in lieu of physical pressers. However, whether the PC Gaming Show would follow suit or not wasn’t confirmed.
It did say that, “We still want there to be a place for developers of all sizes to announce cool new projects – and, of course, the PC Gaming Show’s remit will always be to shine a light on the smaller studios whose passion projects are so key to the success of PC gaming.” Even if a “traditional expo” doesn’t take place, the publication said there “will still be tons to talk, write, and make video about.”
Since E3 2020 was cancelled, many other publishers have shared plans for replacement events. Devolver Digital is planning to have a livestream “Devolver Direct”/press conference (don’t ask, we don’t know). Nintendo is looking at “various ways” to engage with its fans, though a Direct presentation will still likely take place. Microsoft will be holding an Xbox digital event while Ubisoft considers its own digital experience. Stay tuned for more details in the meantime.