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GDC Has Postponed Conference Due To Coronavirus Fears

News Comes After Nearly Every Major Dev Pulled Participation

By Joseph Bradford on February 28, 2020 | News | 0

It's official - the Game Developer's Conference has been postponed due to the coronavirus scare. GDC have made an official statement regarding the matter.

This news comes after virtually every major game developer and company has pulled its participation, including Microsoft, Sony and most recently Blizzard Entertainment. GDC made an official statement today, cancelling the event for the time being. 

Here is the statement in full:

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.

This is the second major gaming conference cancelled today due to the coronavirus scare. CCP Games made the decision to cancel its EVE FanFest 2020 today due to the same fears. 


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore