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Gaming Firms Seek Alternative Solution To E3’s Cancellation

The cancellation of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) has led gaming firms to consider alternative options for staging exhibitions. Image Source/ Bang Showbiz The industry event was scheduled to take place in Los Angeles in June, and video game business engine Xsolla has admitted its cancellation has prompted companies to reconsider their future plans. Xsolla […]

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The cancellation of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) has led gaming firms to consider alternative options for staging exhibitions.

Image Source/ Bang Showbiz

The industry event was scheduled to take place in Los Angeles in June, and video game business engine Xsolla has admitted its cancellation has prompted companies to reconsider their future plans.

Xsolla told The Hollywood Reporter:

“We completely understand the need for caution and the cancellation of E3, but of course we were disappointed.

“Since the show is one of the largest in our industry and it is in our backyard, it is always easier to fully staff and do more business there.”

E3 was cancelled due to the threat of the coronavirus outbreak.

Meanwhile, the Japanese video game developer and publisher Square Enix recently came out in support of the decision to cancel the expo.

The company said in a statement:

“As the world has echoed and united, nothing is more important than protecting the health and well-being of our employees and their families, our partners, and unquestionably, our fans.

“We support the ESA’s decision to cancel E3 and send our strongest and heartfelt appreciation to everyone that works tirelessly to bring unforgettable games and experiences to E3.”