GDC 2020 Officially Postponed Following Coronavirus Concerns
It is no secret that the coronavirus has had quite the affect on the gaming industry as of late. Developers have already pulled out of GDC 2020 due to concerns regarding the virus, but it would appear that was the right call as the event’s organizers have announced that this year’s conference has officially been postponed.
Taking to the conference’s website, the organizers announced that GDC 2020 will not take place this March, but instead at a later time during the summer. The announcement comes after developers began revealing they would not be attending this year’s conference due to coronavirus concerns. Here is the statement that the event organizers released:
“After close consultation with our partners in the game development industry and community around the world, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone the Game Developers Conference this March.
“Having spent the past year preparing for the show with our advisory boards, speakers, exhibitors, and event partners, we’re genuinely upset and disappointed not to be able to host you at this time.
“We want to thank all our customers and partners for their support, open discussions and encouragement. As everyone has been reminding us, great things happen when the community comes together and connects at GDC. For this reason, we fully intend to host a GDC event later in the summer. We will be working with our partners to finalize the details and will share more information about our plans in the coming weeks.”
GDC 2020 is no longer scheduled for March, but an event will take place “later in the summer.” Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.