Game Developers Conference postponed amid coronavirus concerns

After most of the gaming industry’s biggest studios and publishers backed out of next month’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco due to coronavirus concerns, the show itself has been postponed, GDC announced today.

Sony, Microsoft, Epic Games, Unity, Activision, Blizzard, Amazon, Facebook, and more all backed out of the conference to protect their employees from the growing COVID-19 virus, which has claimed more than 2,800 lives worldwide.

“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,” GDC said in a statement. “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.”

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