E3 2020 creative directors resign

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What you need to know

  • E3 2020 is still on for June according to the organizers.
  • They're monitoring the coronavirus outbreak so you never know.
  • The creative directors also resigned.
  • It's unclear why the team resigned or who will take over.

E3 hasn't had the best couple of years lately. Sony hasn't attended the show in a few and it looks like the event may be canceled due to the recent coronavirus outbreak. However, that isn't where the misfortune ends. Last night, the creative directors in charge of the new floor experience resigned. It's unclear if this was due to creative differences or fear of the coronavirus.

The team said, "It's with mixed emotions... to resign as creative directors of what was to be an evolutionary E3 2020 floor experience. We've produced hundreds of gaming and community events and it was a dream to be involved with E3." Hopefully, the reasons behind their departure will be explained.

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No matter what caused the creative team to resign, it isn't a good look for E3. As reported by Kotaku, the show has been trying to stay relevant in recent years and this just adds to the impression that E3 isn't relevant anymore.

Microsoft will still be there, but if the coronavirus outbreak isn't contained, that may not happen.

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

  • Would E3 really be any less relevant than TGS, GDC or any other game show? The whole 'e3 iS dYiNg' thing is such a weird angle.
  • I agree. I like the show. Hell, I look forward to it every year. Enjoy watching the stream. Great to see what is coming. In terms of relevance, I think they are still great. Certainly more use than the Oscars. What a waste of time they are.
  • Considering the last 3 years E3 has posted its largest online viewing audience Live in E3 history. I'm not sure I get the whole E3 is dying thing. Even last year with no Sony more people viewed it live than when Sony was there. None of the whole E3 dying thing has ever made any sense at all. Especially when you consider less than 1/5th watched Sony own conference live last year compared to E3.
  • "Even last year with no Sony more people viewed it live than when Sony was there."
    Do you have a link to that? Or any of the other stats you give?
  • So no reply? As usual?
    So I'll just assume that you made most if not all the numbers you posted.
    And once again I won't take your comment seriously. It's crazy the number of post where you write bs and then just run away or just post bs "proof".