As we all know about the previous important leak of e3 data. The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo is still scheduled to begin in Los Angeles this June.
The captions immediate the next incarnation has been mainly about who will not attend. After the January news that Sony would not attend E3, on Wednesday it came with the confirmation of another important no-show. But it is not a game developer or publisher; instead, he is the journalist, promoter and producer Geoff Keighley.
Furthermore, Game fans are probably familiar with Keighley’s work as host of The Game Awards and several deep journalistic dives. But in the case of E3, Keighley is not just a guy who appears to watch new video games. During the last years, he has produced the E3 Coliseum series of games debuts and celebrity panels. And for more than 20 years, he has organized the independent Game Critics’ Awards, adjacent to E3, which are a great factor for members of the E3 assistant press in the West.
Some of that changes this year, according to a statement from Wednesday posted on the Keighley Twitter account. After acknowledging his 25 years of attendance at E3, Keighley confirmed that “he will not participate in E3” this year and that he “refused” to serve as producer of any E3 Coliseum-style event.
“I have debated what to say about E3 2020,” Keighley wrote. “While I want to support the developers, who will showcase their work, I also need to be open and honest with your fans, about exactly what to expect from me.”
In a separate interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Keighley also noted a leak on the E3 website. Not last year that revealed the personal information of the attending journalists. But rather a dump of unprotected data on Wednesday by the tomorrow that included a list of apparent suppliers and game creators that will be part of the E3 2020.
Keighley admits in his emails that, however, he is “working on plans” for this year’s GCA and even came to ask us at Ars Technica: “What do you think we should always do?” Let us know in the comment section what you think about it?