E3 2020 Website Leak Reveals New Privacy Policy and Badge Prices

02/13/2020 - 09:00 | By: Robert N. Adams
ESA Takes Steps to Secure Personal Information

There's already been an E3 2020 website leak, although it thankfully hasn't revealed anyone's personal information like what happened last year.

A user on ResetEra was one of many who spotted the new website uploaded to a public domain well in advance of its proper launch. Although the early leak of the 2020 website has now been removed, that same user has collected several screenshots that show us what we can expect.

Several pieces of information have been revealed with this leak. They include the prices for the 2020 badges, notable absent attendees, and changes being made to the ESA's privacy policy in an effort to prevent the previous year's disastrous leak of personal information.

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What are the Badge Prices in the E3 2020 Website Leak?

One of the interesting pieces of information revealed in the E3 2020 website leak are the badge prices for this year's show. Here are the details on each badge:

  • Gamer Badge ($165) - Access to the show floor on June 10–11, 2020.
  • Premium Badge ($995) - Experience the show for three days and get access to the VIP Lounge. There's a special hotel reservation service, catered breakfast and lunch, discounts at the merch store, and a bunch of other benefits.
  • Industry Badge ($0) - The badge for industry folks attending the show in a professional capacity. While it's complimentary before April 23, 2020, it also requires some important information for verification.

What Changes Is the ESA Making in Its Privacy Policy?

The ResetEra thread also notes that the E3 2020 website leak reveals what the ESA is planning to do to protect the information of press attending this year's show.

Here's the text of the relevant question from the FAQ:

WHAT UPGRADES HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE MEDIA BADGE REGISTRATION PROCESS?

We take the cybersecurity and privacy of our guests very seriously. We have rebuilt the E3 website with enhanced and layered security measures developed In consultation with an outside cybersecurity firm. In addition, our registration practices have been enhanced, allowing us to collect the minimum information necessary to complete your registration. And while restricted areas of the website will contain additional access controls, personal data will not be stored on the site. For more information about our privacy practices, please visit the Privacy Policy section of this site.

What Companies Are Attending E3 2020?

A list of attending companies is the last piece of juicy information revealed in the leak. Here's the list so far:

  • Activision Publishing
  • Amazon Game Studios
  • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America
  • Bethesda
  • CAPCOM USA
  • Epic Games
    Kalypso Media Group
  • NCSOFT
  • RDS Industries
  • SEGA
  • Square Enix
  • Take-Two
  • Tencent
  • THQ Nordic
  • Ubisoft
  • UnnamedVR by Paracosma
  • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • XSEED Games

There are a couple of notable absences. We already knew that Sony isn't going to be at E3 2020, but there are two other conspicuous absences on this year's list. Both Nintendo and Electronic Arts are not yet listed as attending this year's show.


E3 leaks are inevitable, and this year's E3 2020 website leak was thankfully not as damaging as it could have been. We're sure to hear more about this show as official announcements arrive in the coming weeks and months.

 

What do you think of the E3 2020 Website leak? Are you surprised to see Nintendo and EA not listed as attending the show just yet? Let us know in the comments below!


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