Coronavirus to blame as major video game show in San Francisco gets ‘postponed’


Coronavirus to blame as major video game show in San Francisco gets 'postponed'

The annual Game Developer’s Conference may still happen in 2020, but it’s not going to be in mid-March anymore.

Growing public concern over the coronavirus prompted the annual San Francisco trade show’s organizers to pull the plug ahead of their March 16 start date. In a statement released Friday night, GDC organizers said that they would “postpone” the gathering until “later in the summer.”

The decision came on the heels of numerous pullouts, as major companies like Microsoft, Sony, Epic Games, Facebook, and Amazon (among many others) confirmed in recent weeks that they’d be bowing out. The new coronavirus, which is formally known as COVID-19, hasn’t infected huge numbers in the United States yet, but there are signs that that’s changing. (The CDC already said it’s “inevitable.”) Read more…

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