After seeing a number of publishers pull out of PAX East last week due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, as well as the postponement of GDC, thoughts naturally fall to another major gaming event coming up in the near future: E3.

The 2020 show is set to take place this summer from 9th - 11th June, and last month saw Nintendo, Xbox, and a number of third party publishers named as attending. The coronavirus no doubt throws a spanner in the works, but E3 organiser Entertainment Software Association has issued a statement regarding its plans.

Here's what it said to Vice:

"Everyone is watching the situation very closely. We will continue to be vigilant, as our first priority is the health, wellness and safety of all of our exhibitors and attendees. Given what we know at this time, we are moving ahead full speed with E3 2020 planning. Exhibit and registration sales are on track for an exciting show in June."

With Sony already opting out of this year's show, E3's organisers will no doubt be hoping that other major names stay on board despite the current risks.

[source vice.com, via kotaku.co.uk]