The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) welcomes the opportunity to provide comments in response to the request for industry input by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on U.S. government’s negotiating objectives in the proposed free trade negotiation between the United States and the United Kingdom (UK).
At a time when our world is facing so much uncertainty, video games are bringing us together more than ever. In fact, it’s fair to say that video games are having a moment right now—a unique and extraordinary time by any measure. As we adapt to working, learning and being at home, people around the world are sharing how much they value being able to play video games together with family, friends and the larger community.
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, scheduled for June 9-11 in Los Angeles.
The health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, partners, and staff is our top priority. While the ESA continues to plan for a safe and successful E3 show June 9-11, 2020—we are monitoring and evaluating the situation daily.