With E3 2020 having gone the way of the dinosaur thanks to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, developers who would otherwise have had a presence at the show are looking to employ other methods to share information with consumers and the media.
"The week of E3 has always been a big part of what we do and are genuinely bummed about the cancelation of the event itself," Devolver tweeted following the official announcement of E3's cancellation.
"Lots to juggle but right now we plan on having a livestream Devolver Direct / press conference and possibly more." It's too early of course to begin speculating what the company may have planned, but at least something is in the works to keep us excited.
The week of E3 has always been a big part of what we do and are genuinely bummed about the cancelation of the event itself.— Devolver Digital (@devolverdigital) March 11, 2020
Lots to juggle but right now we plan on having a livestream Devolver Direct / press conference and possibly more. pic.twitter.com/nGDAEsIzUs
Originally, it was Devolver Digital who joined in on the chorus of pre-E3 cancellation tweets and reports as the company's official Twitter account urged others to "Cancel your E3 flights and hotels, y'all."
Devolver hasn't yet divulged what kind of stream it would opt for in the future for its E3 replacement, but knowing its actions in the past, we'll likely be in for some hilarity and scripted comedy. We definitely could use some during these trying times when there's anxiety just around going outside.
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<MechaNina> Yes yes, coronavirus was all our plan! BWAHAHAHAHAAH!
their thing was going to be the only thing I watched from E3 anyway, so hooray!
There’s going to be some great jokes about presenting at a cancelled conference.
Love DD's conferences!! Looking forward to their livestream!! :)