E3 2020 dates announced

Show to return in second week of June next year

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has announced that E3 2020 will take place from June 9-11 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The trade association, which represents the US video game industry and owns and produces E3, said this year’s event hosted over 200 exhibitors and drew 66,100 attendees, down slightly from 69,200 visitors in 2018.

The ESA also claimed “E3 dominated the social media landscape” with over 3.2 million E3 conversations on Twitter during the show, and more than 1.2 million viewers tuning into E3 Coliseum events.

“E3 is where the video game industry’s biggest brands and biggest fans converge to shape the future,” said ESA CEO Stanley Pierre-Louis. “E3’s energy and excitement were felt in the halls, on the floors, and press conferences.

“We broke records, saw incredible innovations, and had breathtaking moments that entertained the world. Congratulations to our creative and innovative exhibitors, members, and partners who made such a fantastic E3 possible.”

E3 2020 is likely to be dominated by next-gen consoles and software. Microsoft revealed new Project Scarlett details during its E3 briefing this year, including plans to launch the console in time for the 2020 holiday season. Sony is also tipped to launch PlayStation 5 next year, although whether the platform holder will return to E3 after sitting out this year’s event is unclear.

You can check out all of VGC’s E3 2019 coverage here.