Bethesda Will Not Be Hosting Digital Alternative Event To Replace Annual E3 Showcase


Posted on April 1, 2020 by Nick Moreno

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Just last month, the world was shaken to learn that the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) has been shelved indefinitely for 2020 due to the raising concerns of the new virus pandemic. To some extent, users online expected the show to be cancelled in betterment of public health while other assumed that the organizers would hubristically move forward with plans this coming June.

Regardless of public opinion, the event has been postponed for this year and partners for the show have revealed to be looking to alternatives to introduce new information initially scheduled for the event. Both Microsoft alongside Ubisoft have already disclosed to be looking into digital platforms to make this year’s announcements in the coming weeks.

However, regarding Bethesda’s intents for a E3 replacement, the publisher announced that there are no plans for a digital showcase. Firm Vice president Pete Hines announced the news on Twitter telling the company will not be looking to host a livestreamed event.

However, Hines does go to tell that despite no intentions of organizing a digital presentation to reveal the upcoming projects from the publisher, Bethesda plans to reveal the next bath of information later on in 2020. “We have lots of exciting things to share about our games and look forward to telling you more in the coming months,” Hines ends he tweet sharing.

Surprising as it may be to hear from Bethesda, it should be noted that the company is still fairly young to presenting at the annual E3 event in Los Angeles. Last year’s Bethesda Showcase marked the 5th anniversary since the initial debut of Bethesda’s inaugural presentation at E3. Fun fact: Fallout 4 was properly revealed at the company’s first E3 showcase back in 2015.

In other related news, the organizers for Gamescom disclosed just yesterday that the group is looking ‘at least a digital format’ if it comes to replanning the August-framed event. You can read the report up to date by heading here.

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