The Game Developers Conference has been announced to be postponed with the new timeframe as this year’s summer.
This comes following the news of multiple organizations withdrawing out of GDC 2020 ultimately leading to this decision by event organizers. Specific dates have not yet been given out for the event plan. Sony, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Blizzard, Unity have all currently withdrawn from the event.
The Official Website of the GDC released their full statement on the matter, showing their own disappointment on the delay due to the Corona Virus and the health concerns surrounding San Francisco’s stage of emergency.
The full statement reads as follows;
“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.
For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page: www.gdconf.com/faq“
There shall be the possibility of the later date now giving time for the withdrawn organizations to reconsider the proposal to rejoin the event. Time shall tell what holds for the delayed event.
The GDC has been the hosts for plenty of news regarding the gaming community as well as the whole industry, showcasing the latest information yearly news and innovations the gaming-world is going through. They have hosted Game Developers Choice Awards, the award for outstanding games and their developers.
The organizers seem intent on carrying out the GDC 2020 this year so the news strikes as the better deal over full cancellation. The fans will have to wait a little longer with the hope that withdrawing organizations return and for more updates on when it shall hold in summer this year.