A woman is photographed in a game booth during last year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo held in Los Angeles, California, in June. This year’s edition of the world’s premier video game trade show was cancelled on March 11 over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Agence France-Presse A woman is photographed in a game booth during last year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo held in Los Angeles, California, in June. This year’s edition of the world’s premier video game trade show was cancelled on March 11 over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Agence France-Presse
A woman is photographed in a game booth during last year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo held in Los Angeles, California, in June. This year’s edition of the world’s premier video game trade show was cancelled on March 11 over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Agence France-Presse

Video gaming boom hides struggle to create new hits in isolation

  • The coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancellation of marquee trade shows, like E3, where big-name games are launched
  • That is especially painful for the industry, which relies on flashy annual gatherings to connect publishers with game creators

Topic |   Video gaming
A woman is photographed in a game booth during last year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo held in Los Angeles, California, in June. This year’s edition of the world’s premier video game trade show was cancelled on March 11 over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Agence France-Presse A woman is photographed in a game booth during last year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo held in Los Angeles, California, in June. This year’s edition of the world’s premier video game trade show was cancelled on March 11 over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Agence France-Presse
A woman is photographed in a game booth during last year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo held in Los Angeles, California, in June. This year’s edition of the world’s premier video game trade show was cancelled on March 11 over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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