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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 […]

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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.

Daniel tweeted:

“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.

He said:

“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)”