While public health concerns were certainly the final straw in the matter, E3 had been in a downward spiral for months, if not years. In a world where publishers can communicate directly to their consumers around the world, year-round, big-ticket trade shows like E3 may become a relic of the past.
Survival horror titles often face issues with progression in their sequels. The fight-or-flight thrill of a early zombie encounter only lasts so long, so the monsters always get bigger and tougher to kill.
The original 1997 release of "Final Fantasy VII" is widely considered a timeless classic and among the greatest Japanese role-playing games ever made. Fans have been clamouring for a remake for decades, but Square Enix looks to be delivering a complete reimagining of the game from the ground up.