If you’ve been following the news about GDC or Game Developers Conference for this year, you’ll know what’s going on. A lot of developers and publishers including Sony, Facebook, EA, Blizzard, Unity and more decided to pass because of coronavirus. That’s why it’s unsurprising to hear that GDC 2020 will miss its original March date. After all, safety is way more important than work, or anything else.
GDC 2020 might come back sometime in summer
On its official website, Game Developers Conference announced that the event is aiming to come back sometime this summer. Postponement reason wasn’t specified in the press release but all of us can predict the reason, it’s the outbreak. In the statement the company said:
“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.”
The statement ends by stating that more information will be announced in the following weeks. We will keep you updated, so keep an eye on Mobidictum. Aside from that, if you already booked your flights and hotel reservations, gamedev.world which is led by Rami Ismail will help you to alleviate travel costs and losses.
The statements read:
“In response, gamedev.world is announcing a week-long public fundraising effort, starting March 27th until April 3rd. For the duration of the week, we will present -for free, live-translated, and online- various talks from both marginalized developers and the sponsors that made the event possible. We’ll be raising donations throughout, and every single dollar the event makes will go towards our partners at the GDC Relief Fund and the marginalized developers most affected by these cancellations.”
More info about it will be shared in the upcoming weeks as well.