EVE Fanfest 2020 Is the Latest Gaming Event Affected By the Coronavirus Outbreak
EVE Online developer CCP Games announced Friday that EVE Fanfest 2020 has been cancelled due to concerns about the coronavirus possibly getting contracted and spread by attendees. The official EVE Online event was planned to take place in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, from April 2nd to April 4th.
“It is with a heavy heart that we make this decision, and we know this news will be disappointing to our wonderful community,” CCP Games explained in its announcement, “but we feel absolutely compelled to follow the most responsible course of action and prioritize the safety and well-being of our attendees, our staff and of course the general Icelandic public.”
“We realize that the situation a month from now could be very different, but the way events are developing both globally and in Iceland’s neighboring countries, an in-depth and serious review has made it clear that this is a necessary step to take,” the announcement also read.
EVE Fanfest 2020 joins the likes of GDC 2020 and PAX East 2020 as yet another 2020 gaming event impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. This year’s GDC was postponed to the summer due to coronavirus concerns and several game companies cancelled planned appearances at PAX East 2020 for similar reasons.
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