Well, after what I make sure was a hectic couple of days for the folks planning the Video game Developers Conference in San Francisco, the group revealed today that they have officially chosen to cancel the occasion occurring this March, stating in an article that they hoped they would be able to reschedule an event for “later in the summer.”
In current days, nearly all of the event’s leading corporate sponsors announced that they would not be sending out employees to the event due to issues surrounding coronavirus. Microsoft, Unity, Impressive, Amazon, Facebook and Sony had all bowed out of the occasion. GDC’s statement did not reference the virus.
The business behind GDC detailed that they will be reimbursing conference and exposition guests in full, though an article details that the group wishes to host a GDC occasion later on in the summer, keeping in mind, “We will be working with our partners to finalize the details and will share more information about our plans in the coming weeks.”
GDC is simply the most recent tech conference to be shuttered in the wake of worldwide concern surrounding the break out of coronavirus. The other day, Facebook announced it would be canceling the in-person part of its F8 conference and we have actually currently seen the cancellation of GSMA‘s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.