Say “TenNO” to the Coronavirus
Video game and entertainment conventions are dropping like flies because of COVID-19, but there are some that are resisting. Canadian based Digital Extremes is going ahead with their annual Warframe convention TennoCon, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. While cancellations due to Coronavirus fears is noble and responsible, there are ways to safely proceed with a convention during these time, and TennoCon 2020 is taking those steps by going fully digital. Instead of having attendees filling a conference hall and show floor, they will be streaming the convention online, so fans can watch from the safety of their toilet paper forts.
Recently, this announcement was made on the Warframe website. It reads, in part, “Due to the widespread concerns surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the attendee event portion of TennoCon 2020. While this was not an easy decision for us to make, the health and well-being of our players and our development team is our top priority[…] We are putting together plans that will enable every Tenno worldwide to digitally share in the magic and excitement of TennoCon on July 11. We’ll have more details to share soon.”
As of right now, we know very little of what specific course of action Digital Extremes will be taking. They say that they will still be raising money for charity, and that those charities will be announced soon. TennoCon is still scheduled for July 11th in London, Ontario, Canada, but obviously, there will be no public attendees. This approach to their live event is very similar to what NetherRealm Studios did with this year’s Final Kombat. Warframe is free-to-play on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.
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