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Microsoft and Ubisoft to run digital events after E3 2020 cancellation

With the announcement yesterday that the yearly gaming expo E3 has been cancelled due to concerns around coronavirus, both Microsoft and Ubisoft are will be pushing ahead with digital announcements.

Microsoft was due to run their yearly press conference from the Microsoft Theatre which is located next to Los Angeles Convention Centre (the usual location of E3).

No doubt Microsoft would be announcing more details around their next generation console, the Xbox Series X, which is due out at the end of the year.

Xbox boss Phil Spencer tweeted the below;

Ubisoft have also announced a similar move. Publisher was due to show off Watch Dogs Legion as well as the next generation of Far Cry and Assassin’s Creed titles.

The cancellation of E3 is just one in a number of large events that have been affected by the outbreak of coronavirus. With the marketing and hype the expo brings it will be interesting to see how console makers and publishers react in the coming weeks.

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