GDC 2020 Postponed Due to Coronavirus

GDC 2020 Will Not Be Happening Next Month

GDC 2020 is officially postponed and will no longer be occurring in March. The spread of coronavirus has already led to several developers pulling out of the event before the cancellation.

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The official announcement was posted on the GDC website earlier today.

“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”

It is unknown if and when GDC will be rescheduled this year. Those who have purchased passes for the event will receive an email with further details about what to expect with regards to refunds.

Talks and panels scheduled for GDC 2020 may still happen. The GDC is looking to record and release the presentations as videos that will be available on their YouTube channel. The conference speakers are free to choose whether or not they will record their talks for GDC to use. The videos will be available for free.

GDC also intends to stream content on Twitch during the week that the event was originally set to run (March 16- 20).

Source: GDC Announcement