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GDC 2020 postponed due to coronavirus concerns

After numerous companies dropped out of GDC 2020 due to coronavirus concerns, GDC organizers have announced that the event is now postponed. The event will be moved to sometime in Summer 2020, but no specific date has been set. We'll bring you that info once it is announced. Check out the official statement on the postponement 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.

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.

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The location has literally nothing to do with it. The entire point is that an event like this draws in massive crowds of people from all over the world. That's the risk. Where you hold it is irrelevant. You could hold it in freaking Antarctica, and it wouldn't be any more safe from it.

Just host it somewhere safer, and do checks on people entering.

There really is no "Safe" place from this as planes can fly in anywhere to the US: This was done only because so many devs and publishers both local and out of state/country cancelled despite having to waste money doing so, because of how big of a risk it is. They don't want an event like this being ground zero for it in the US

The location has literally nothing to do with it. The entire point is that an event like this draws in massive crowds of people from all over the world. That's the risk. Where you hold it is irrelevant. You could hold it in freaking Antarctica, and it wouldn't be any more safe from it.

The issue being that the disease is spreading worldwide. Inciting bringing people from all over the world to possibly get infected is the issue.

I do wonder in regards to the presentations if recording has some viability if things don't improve.

Does the concept of a virtual event exist?

This came as no surprise. It sucks and all, but better late and safe than never.

If it's airborne and spreading as quickly as it is we are all probably gonna get it somehow. Cancelling these events isn't going to stop the spread of it, it's just covering their asses. It's just concerning cause few people tell the story of what the virus symptoms are vs the flu.

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