ESA announced on a blog post that "After careful consultation with our member companies regarding the health and safety of everyone in our industry – our fans, our employees, our exhibitors and our longtime E3 partners – we have made the difficult decision to cancel E3 2020." ESA has additonally promised the public "with information about providing full refunds."
This cancellation has brought additonal problems to the embattled convention that has seen a decrease in major exhibitors, most notably both Sony and Nintendo. Bringing about an existential crisis over the future of the convention.
Issues have come up not just with exhibitors dropping out, but media personell becoming increasingly infuriated over the convention's decision to allow high paying attendees to occupy the same time frames that media shares, thus creating scheduling and interview issues between gaming companies and media outlets