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Bethesda Will Not Host A Digital Showcase Event Around E3

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Bethesda Will Not Host A Digital Showcase Event Around E3

Bethesda has announced that it will not be holding a digital showcase event around the time of E3.

The news was revealed yesterday in a tweet from Bethesda’s Pete Hines, the Global Vice President of Marketing and Communication. In the tweet, Hines confirmed that, although E3 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis, Bethesda will not be holding their own digital event in June.

Hines wrote in the tweet: “Due to 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.

The news has left fans disappointed as many were expected Bethesda to hold its own event in June. The firm, which just released its Doom Eternal game, regularly appears at E3 to unveil new games and share previews of upcoming games.

Many fans were hoping for news on the developer’s upcoming Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield video games which were announced back in 2018. Since then, Bethesda has shared no other information of the games, particularly after Bethesda was hit was backlash over its Fallout 76 multiplayer game and its various problems.

However, Hines explicitly said that the firm has “exciting things to share” which doesn’t rule out a digital showcase for later this year. With the new PS5 and Xbox One X consoles on the horizon, it’s likely that we’ll hear news of Bethesda’s upcoming games very soon.

QuakeCon 2020 Cancellation

Also this week, Bethesda and id Software owner ZeniMax Media announced that its QuakeCon 2020 event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis. The news was revealed in a tweet via QuakeCon’s official Twitter account, stating that both Bethesda and id Software decided to cancel the event due to concerns for its staff members as well as the general public.

The statement shared on Twitter reads: “QuakeCon has always been a special event for us and for you – a time when we gather together to play games and build bonds that, for some, have lasted a quarter-century now.

“In recent weeks we have spent a lot of time discussing how we might still move forward with QuakeCon this year, particularly given that it’s the 25th year of the event. However, with all of the logistical challenges and uncertainties we currently face due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s QuakeCon.”

Later on, QuakeCon promises that it will come up with “other ways to celebrate the spirit of QuakeCon this August” and they “look forward to the return of this amazing event next year”.

The event was scheduled to take place between August 6th and 9th a the Gaylord Texas Resort & Convention Center in Texas. It’s now one of the many events that have been affected by COVID-19, following Gamescom and E3.

Image source: Bethesda YouTube

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