Next-Gen Console Announcements Moved Amid Pandemic
The decision to cancel the E3 event has led gaming firms to move their announcement plans for next-gen consoles, according to an expert. Image Source/ Bang Showbiz Niko Partners’ Daniel Ahmad thinks the decision to move the event due to the coronavirus pandemic has created chaos within the gaming industry, observing that many of the […]
The decision to cancel the E3 event has led gaming firms to move their announcement plans for next-gen consoles, according to an expert.
Image Source/ Bang Showbiz
Niko Partners’ Daniel Ahmad thinks the decision to move the event due to the coronavirus pandemic has created chaos within the gaming industry, observing that many of the tech companies were intending to make their biggest announcements in Los Angeles between June 9 and June 11.
“With E3 cancelled, a lot of the planned reveals / announcements have been moved out of that single week.
“Some are now much earlier, others much later. Some still during E3 week ofc.
“The first proper next gen console/games showcase is much earlier too. (sic)”
Daniel explained that plans needed to be changed in recognition of the fact the world is facing “an unprecedented situation” due to the pandemic.
“This is the one time I will actually add a caveat, for the last sentence in this case, as we are living through an unprecedented situation and this is the one time where external factors such as COVID-19 could actually change plans right at the last minute. But we’ll see. (sic)”
You may also like
Xbox Game Pass Is ‘Not A Profit Play’
Xbox Game Pass is “not a big profit play” – but forms a big part of the brand’s future. Image Source/ Bang Showbiz That is according to Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg, who has explained that the company is taking a long-term view of the subscription service. Asked about people expressing fears about the Game […]
Gaming Is On The Rise, Study Shows
A new study shows gaming has been on the rise amid the coronavirus pandemic. Image Source/ Bang Showbiz An increasing number of Americans are gaming more often, and on more platforms than ever before, according to a report by the NPD Group. Mat Piscatella, an NPD group analyst, said: “Video games are one of the […]
Google Stadia Announces 16 New Games Includes Five Exclusives
Google has announced 16 new games for Stadia – including five exclusives. Image Source/ Bang Showbiz The tech giant has unveiled upcoming titles for its streaming service, with a number of ‘Only on Stadia’ games set as part of the lineup. Splash Damage is bringing ‘Outcasters’ – a competitive online multiplayer top-down shooter – exclusively […]