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access_time February 28, 2020 at 4:59 PM in News by David Poole

Next Month’s Game Developers Conference is Officially Cancelled

With all the fears of coronavirus spreading, Game Developers Conference 2020 was losing exhibitors left and right. First, Sony cancelled plans to appear, then Facebook, Microsoft, Epic and Unity eventually followed. With the show losing steam, Informa, the company that organizes the event, issued out a statement, which can be read below.

“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.”

The show was originally planned to take place between March 16th and March 20th. With the cancellation, Informa appears to be looking into holding the event in the Summer this year. This may disrupt planning with other events like E3 2020, especially if the coronavirus concerns continue to that time. Hopefully the situation clears up before then. Sony and Microsoft still plan on releasing their next generation consoles by the end of the year. If this epidemic continues, they may have to delay those plans. Coronavirus has been causing event changes with other companies too, including some recent Capcom Pro Tour events. Were you planning on going to Game Developers Conference? We’d love to hear what these changes mean to you.


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