17 March 2020
Game Developers Conference (GDC), the annual conference for video game developers has officially been postponed due to the growing concerns over Coronavirus and the authorities have announced the same via a blog post. The event was meant to happen in March but it is unknown when exactly this event will take place now.
Every year, GDC houses several interesting exhibitions and offers the like-minded a platform to do networking and learn new innovations. It is yet to be known when this platform will be held this year, though GDC holders or organizers have mentioned it to happen in the summer.
The staff has written that they have been preparing for this big event since last year with the advisory boards, speakers, exhibitors, and event partners and postponing it makes them genuinely upset and disappointed.
Also, Google for Games Developer Summit, featuring Stadia has also shifted its way following the Coronavirus concerns. The event was set to coincide with GDC but now it will be conducted separately. Google is supportive of the decision made by GDC and it would now conduct a “digital” dev summit after GDC’s Coronavirus postponement.
GDC is now planned to happen in the summer but Google is reportedly scheduling its event ahead and it could happen soon. Plans will be detailed in the “coming weeks” and developers can sign-up for updates to stay in the loop.
Although we won’t see you in person, our teams have exciting news to share and we hope you will join us for our digital experience to learn more.