E3 organiser the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) said on Wednesday that this year’s show will no longer go ahead due to concerns over the coronavirus, forcing many games businesses to alter their promotional activities.
Reacting to the news on Twitter, Final Fantasy publisher Square Enix said it was disappointed by the cancellation but fully supports the decision.
“Our 2020 line-up, and the next-generation that lies beyond, is stronger than ever for Square Enix,” it added.
“Where E3 has always been an incredible moment in time to showcase our upcoming games, we’re exploring other options to share our games with you. More to come, stay tuned.”
Square Enix recently delayed the Marvel’s Avengers release date by four months to September 4, 2020.
And during a financial results briefing in February, Matsuda said PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X backwards compatibility mean the company isn’t planning to release next-gen exclusives for some time.
Warner Bros. Games reportedly had big announcements scheduled for E3 including new Batman, Harry Potter and Rocksteady games.