GDC Summer 2020: It’ll Be An All-Digital Event

The physical programs are off the table, the but the Game Developers Conference (GDC for short) will not be completely abandoned this year, although it’s happening in the summer now, and not in the spring months… plus it will be fully digital.

In February, we wrote about how due to the coronavirus global pandemic, the GDC 2020 will be pushed to the summer. In March, GDC Summer was dated to be held between August 4 and 6 in the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. The organisers have en bloc cancelled the physical show and went for the safe solution: as with Gamescom (also in August), GDC will also be a fully digital event, keeping the original date (August 4-6).

„We have been continuously reviewing the best ways to serve the game development community over the past few months as the world has continued to adapt to developments. While we very much look forward to meeting again in person as soon as possible, we are moving forward with a plan to transform GDC Summer into an all-digital event in order to best serve our community.

As so many game developers embrace remote working arrangements and online collaboration, we’re inspired to adapt and deliver GDC in a digital format that will be available to everyone with an internet connection and will work hard to deliver the high-quality content and networking opportunities GDC attendees have come to expect. We believe in the power of gathering our community to share, inspire, and strengthen our industry and are committed to providing that opportunity in August. We look forward to sharing more information about GDC Summer soon,” the organisers’ message says.

It’s reasonable: we might see the second wave of the coronavirus by then, and the Spanish Flu also was the most deadly with it. Better be safe than sorry.

Source: Gematsu

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