The last company to withdraw from the June event is iam8bit, a video game collection company specializing in creative services. It was a huge success for the game expo, as iam8bit was to serve as the creative director for the E3 2020 ground experience.
iam8bit announced via its official Twitter account that it was withdrawing from the event “with mixed emotions”.
It was with mixed emotions that iam8bit decided to resign as creative directors of what was to be an E3 2020 evolutionary floor experience, “the company said in its tweet.” We have produced hundreds of games and “Community events and it was a dream to be involved with E3. We wish the organizers good luck.”
Another Major Company Drops Out Of E3 2020 Amidst Major Concern Over The Ongoing Coronavirus Epidemic
Although no specific reason has been given as to why the company withdrew from the event, it comes at a time when the world is concerned about the growth of the COVID-19 virus, also known as of coronavirus.
Conventions and exhibitions around the world are being canceled on the left and right, as mounting fears about the spread of the virus in large, crowded areas have prompted several large companies to ban the travel of their employees who would normally attend these events.
The partnership between the Entertainment Software Association and iam8bit was intended to reinvigorate the show as part of ESA’s promise to “make things happen” at this year’s expo.
The announcement also came after game media veteran Geoff Keighley, who has hosted and organized the E3 Coliseum since 2017, left. Keighley commented on his decision to drop the event, saying he had made the decision , “Given what I know of the show from today. ”
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