The ESA has just announced that, sadly, E3 2020 is cancelled, following the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. There were some big names expected to showcase at this year’s expo, such as Halo Infinite, Call of Duty 2020, Starfield, and of course, the Xbox Series X – but it seems there were some others not previously confirmed, too – including some from Warner Bros. Games.
That’s according to Kotaku news editor Jason Schreier on Twitter, who has posted: “More news from me: Warner Bros. Games was planning to do an E3 press conference this year for the first time, to talk about Batman, Harry Potter, and Rocksteady’s game among others. Remains to be seen what they’ll do now.”
Earlier this week reports suggested Warner Bros., which is the publisher behind the fighting games Mortal Kombat 11 and Mortal Kombat X, as well as the Batman Arkham games, would be holding a conference at E3 this year. There were reports that, among other things, there could be an announcement of a rumoured Harry Potter game, possibly from studio Avalanche Software.
It’s not confirmed by WB Games directly that it planned to host an E3 conference or reveal the games Shreier’s referenced in his tweet. Similarly, it doesn’t seem to have unveiled any plans for an alternative conference just yet if so.
More news from me: Warner Bros. Games was planning to do an E3 press conference this year for the first time, to talk about Batman, Harry Potter, and Rocksteady's game among others. Remains to be seen what they'll do now https://t.co/OIry5zgB6p
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) March 11, 2020
We’ve reached out to Warner Bros. Games and will update this story with any new information.
There will be a Microsoft E3 2020 digital press conference this year instead of its now-cancelled live event, and it seems likely many other devs and publishers will follow suit. Perhaps we might see Warner Bros. Games also put on a similar digital offering sometime this summer in lieu of the live expo.