Following in the footsteps of other major gaming events like E3 2020 and GDC, gamescom 2020 has now been officially cancelled.

In a statement issued online, event organisers say that the event will "under no circumstances take place on site" this year as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic remains a serious threat. Instead, a digital gamescom is currently in the works which hopes to celebrate the biggest games of the year in a new way. Here's the full statement:

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More details on this new digital event are expected in the coming weeks. We'll make sure to keep an eye out for more news as and when it arrives.

Are you sad to see the physical gamescom event go? Would you usually attend, or are you more than happy to watch from home? Share your thoughts below.