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Coronavirus: Gamescom 2020 canceled in favor of a digital version

Coronavirus: Gamescom 2020 canceled in favor of a digital version

Following a press release, the organizers of Gamescom decided to cancel the event which should have taken place in Cologne in August 2020.

Coronavirus: Gamescom 2020 canceled in favor of a digital version

It's not a big surprise, but it's now official: instead of taking place in Cologne, the Gamescom 2020 will be organized online.

Some might point out that the event was only supposed to happen in four months — plenty of time to deal with the coronavirus epidemic. However, the German government decided to ban all gatherings until the end of August. This ultimate decision came to seal the fate of the Gamescom 2020. In any case, the team behind the event maintains anyway that they do not wish to risk the health of their visitors.

However, they're currently working on a dematerialized version of the Gamescom and will communicate about it in the upcoming weeks.

Doing so, the Gamescom is following the track of the E3 — except that the American event was eventually canceled. In a similar way, the PS5 and the Xbox Series X announcement were also made online.

With regard to entry tickets, Gamescom undertakes to reimburse all tickets. More information will be available in the coming days to find out about the reimbursement process.

E3 2020 has officially been cancelled

Following the cancellation of GDC and several other gaming events due to the coronavirus outbreak, E3 was under pressure to clarify its position. Following rumours all day, an official announcement confirming these rumours has been released by the Electronic Software Association.

E3 2020: Online events cancelled and E3 2021 dates

Following the coronavirus, E3 2020 was canceled, but online events were being prepared. However, no event, even online, will take place this year 2020 to make way for a more significant event in 2021.

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