With the unfortunate but not unsurprising cancellation of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3, many publishers and game developers have committed to hosting digital events to share their presentations in place of what would have been shared at the event. On Wednesday morning we learned that Bethesda will not be one of them.
Pete Hines, Bethesda’s senior vice president of global marketing and communications, announced on Twitter that the company will not be hosting a digital showcase in June. The decision stems from the “many challenges” Bethesda is facing due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. Though, despite the lack of a presentation Hines did mention that the developer has lots of exciting things to share in the coming months.
Given the many challenges we're facing due to the pandemic, we will not host a digital Showcase in June. We have lots of exciting things to share about our games and look forward to telling you more in the coming months.
— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) April 1, 2020
The news comes just a day after Bethesda announced the cancellation of QuakeCon 2020, which was to be held sometime in August 2020 in Dallas, Texas. This was to be the 25th anniversary QuakeCon show and marks the first time in its 25 year history that the event has been cancelled. Today’s news is yet another blow to all of Bethesda’s fans hoping for news on games like The Elder Scrolls VI and Starfield.
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