E3’s Future Is Murky as Online Events Like Guerrilla Collective Emerge

May 12, 2020 12:41 AM UTC
A group of popular game developers and publishers just announced the Guerrilla Collective, a games event that could be an E3 replacement.
  • A major online gaming event called Guerrilla Collective has just been announced.
  • Guerrilla Collective is one of several replacement events for E3 2020 after it was canceled due to COVID-19.
  • More than a dozen game developers and publishers have signed up and will be making announcements.

Today, a group of developers and publishers announced Guerrilla Collective, a new online games festival. Guerrilla Collective will run from June 6 to June 8, which is just days before E3 2020 would’ve taken place.

Developers are excited about this new form of remote event. Could E3’s glory days be a thing of the past?

Guerrilla Collective Will Host an Impressive Lineup

More than 20 popular developers and publishers have been confirmed for the event. ZA/UM, the developer of surprise RPG hit Disco Elysium, will join Divinity: Original Sin team Larian Studios, and Cities: Skylines publisher Paradox Interactive at the event.

Together, these names have sold millions of copies, and one of their games is likely in your Steam library. The event will be presented by Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller and will feature announcements, trailers, and gameplay. These reveals could potentially be for these companies’ next major sellers.

Source: Twitter

E3’s Existence Hangs in the Balance

Guerrilla Collective is the second E3 2020 replacement event to be announced today. Ubisoft also announced its own event, called Ubisoft Forward, which will take place in July.

While fans seem excited about the potential reveals at these events, the effects could be more long-term. If successful, it may show that there is no need for a big E3 event.

Geoff Keighley will also be holding a Summer Game Fest that takes place over four months. Developers have suggested that they prefer this over E3, which forces them to fight for press and get their games ready by June. E3’s existence now hangs in the balance as events like Guerrilla Collective rise to the forefront.

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